Up Close Personal with Balanced Rock. Yutu Resurrection. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

Aug 17, 2016, 06:12 AM

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Up Close Personal with Balanced Rock. Yutu Resurrection. Bob Zimmerman, BehindtheBlack.com

“My pessimistic prediction that Curiosity’s science team would take the least risky route and thus not pass close to the butte with the balanced rock has fortunately turned out to be very wrong! They have moved Curiosity into the closest gap to get the best views of both the balanced rock as well as the butte behind it. The image on the right, cropped, was taken by the rover’s mast camera as Curiosity entered the gap between the buttes. It shows clearly that balanced rock broke off from the layers above and landed on its side. The image below the fold shows the same butte after Curiosity had passed the balanced rock (inside red box)….” http://behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essays-and-commentaries/balanced-rock-at-last/