Siccar Point on Mars
What created this unusual hill on Mars?
No one is sure.
A good outlook to survey the surrounding area,
Siccar Point stands out from its surroundings in
The unusual mound was visited by the robotic
Curiosity rover exploring
Mars late last
Siccar Point not only has a distinctive shape, it has dark rocks above lighter
The apparent much younger age of the dark rocks indicates a time-break in the usual
of rock layers -- by a process
hill is named for
Point on Earth,
a place in
itself distinctive as a junction between two different rock layers.
continues to explore
on Mars, looking for clues of ancient life.
Simultaneously, 2300 kilometers away, its sister
rover Perseverance explores
Jezero crater, there assisted by the
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NASA Web Site Statements, Warnings,
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