A purple rock! On Mars! Neato!
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Opportunity roved upon this intriguing suite of “purple” rocks nestled together on the floor of Marathon Valley toward the end of July 2016, as she was on her way to shoot a new segment of the valley’s north wall. The MER scientists concluded the rocks, which contain more silicon and aluminum and look purplish in the false color Pancam versions, fell off from the valley’s northern wall.
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NASA / JPL-Caltech / Cornell / ASU
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