Curiosity landing zone scars on Mars healing, but inconsistently

March 28, 2015 3:55 PM

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It has been observed that the dark blast zone on Mars that was created by the impact of landing of NASA’s Curiosity rover has faded – but not consistently.

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has observed the scars multiple times over past two years. According to a press release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, some of the scars faded while others slowe...

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