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Flaky 'Mimi'
NIX Online Source: Click to View Photo/Image
Abstract: This color image taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's panoramic camera on Sol 40 is centered on an unusually flaky rock called Mimi. Mimi is only one of many features in the area known as 'Stone Council,' but looks very different from any rock that scientists have seen at the Gusev crater site so far. Mimi's flaky appearance leads scientists to a number of hypotheses. Mimi could have been subjected to pressure either through burial or impact, or may have once been a dune that was cemented into flaky layers, a process that sometimes involves the action of water.
Publication Date: Feb 13, 2004
NIX (Document) ID:
PIA05283
(Acquired Aug 02, 2006)
Document Type: Photograph
Publication Information: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Photojournal
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