Scientists examining data from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover have concluded that imagery from three sites on the floor of Gale Crater represents rocks deposited there by water flowing down from the crater wall, probably billions of years ago. The conglomerate rock first turned up in an outcropping near Curiosity’s landing site, exposed by the downwash from the retro-rockets on its landing “sky crane.” A second site produced more of the same, and closer examination of a third rock called ...


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