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Methusaleh Outcrop on Mars

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Methusaleh Outcrop on Mars

What is the history of the outcropping of rock called Methuselah?

The unusual rock group is visible on the left of the
above image taken by the
robot Spirit rover current exploring

was discovered while
over hilly terrain
and shows unusual multiple layering that caught the attention of the
rover science team.

Since the
above representative color image was taken about three weeks ago,
Spirit has moved in to get a closer look.

Also visible in the
above image are another rock outcrop dubbed
Larry's Lookout on the upper right and a larger
Clark Hill in the left background.

On the far right is a more distant peak of the
Columbia Hills.

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