NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations of “Murray Buttes”


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/09/09/murraybuttes.html


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I expect to see Kirk and Spock chasing aliens though that canyon.

Vasquez Rocks


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Did Nasa say when the rover will get a chance to see more buttes?


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I have no idea the sense of scale here. These could be towering buttes that make Zion look like breadcrumbs, or they could be the size of breadcrumbs. I have no idea. Still amazing, though.


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I see what you did there!


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Somehow, now I can’t rid myself of the notion there’s someone out there named Murray Butts.


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Or Bill and Ted and Evil Robot Bill and Evil Robot Ted. Same diff.


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The Jawas are very well hidden.


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Those Buttes need some lifting. Talk to Beschizza about that.
Butte-lifting jeans a success


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Still a great song. And I’ve you’ve ever been to Bangkok, that’s a sight to behold. If you manage to survive the street crossings. Jesus.


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There used to be a barbers down the road from us owned by a man called Mr Butt (a popular surname in India and Pakistan); it was called The Butt Hair Studio.


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They’re obviously a safety hazard. Let’s send those folks there.


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The space hoax keeps getting more sophisticated.


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It’s a butte…

And right purty, too.


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Gah - I just want to see a Martian crinoid stem or shell sticking out of a rock!


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