COSMIC SECRETS
The Enigmas on Mars 33
Rock Hounding on Mars with Spirit
Vesicular Basalt and Scoria
Panoramic Camera :: Sol 732
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Vesicular Basalt and Scoria
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Vesicular Basalt on Earth
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NASA: SOL 732 Gallery

Scoria (Vesicular Basalt)
Panoramic Camera :: Sol 735
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Panoramic Camera :: Sol 736
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Panoramic Camera :: Sol 740
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NASA: SOL 735 Gallery
NASA: SOL 736 Gallery
NASA: SOL 740 Gallery

Scoria (Vesicular Basalt)
Panoramic Camera :: Sol 741
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NASA: SOL 741 Gallery


Sand-polished Fine-grained Basalt Venifacts
Panoramic Camera :: Sol 733
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Image Credit: Dave Beedon
Wind Worn Basalt on Earth
Black Basalt turns gray on weathering, either by wind or water.
In the image belowwe see the "Hoodoos" carved by wind in the Western USA
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Image Credit: Matthew Maus
Weathered Basalt "Hoodoos"
So called "Fairy Chimneys."  Natural formation resulting from erosion of ash layer around a column protected from erosion by a basalt boulder on top.  Ash layer (400ft thick) deposited by 3 volcanoes in area several million years ago.  Ground level used to be where boulders are on top of columns today.
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According to NASA Basalt on the Moon is not weathered and has a green tint
Apollo 12 basalt 12008. This sample has a mass of 58 grams and is up to 5 centimeters across. NASA/Johnson Space Center photograph S70-44091. - Lunar Sample Overview
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NASA: SOL 733 Gallery

Panoramic Camera :: Sol 736
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Panoramic Camera :: Sol 737
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NASA: SOL 736 Gallery
NASA: SOL 737 Gallery

Sand-polished Fine-grained Basalt Venifacts
Panoramic Camera :: 743
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NASA: SOL 743 Gallery

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