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This cropped image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows one set of marks on the surface of Mars where blasts from the descent-stage rocket engines blew away some of the surface material.
08.17.2012

Goulburn Scour Mark

This cropped image from NASA's Curiosity rover shows one set of marks on the surface of Mars where blasts from the descent-stage rocket engines blew away some of the surface material. This particular scour mark is near the rear left wheel of the rover and is the left-most scour mark on the left side of this larger panorama from Curiosity's Mast Camera (http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA16051 ). This scour mark is named Goulburn after a 2-billion year-old sequence of rocks in northern Canada.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

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