LOS ANGELES — NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover has returned images to Earth of Martian geological features that are completely “unexpected,” according to mission scientists at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, Calif. A mosaic of high-definition images of Mount Sharp, the central peak dominating the landing site at Gale Crater, reveals tilted strata never before seen on Mars. The strata dip downward at an angle close to that of the slope of the ...


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