Looking back at pyramid rock

View of pyramid-shaped rock Jake Matijevic with Mount Sharp in the background. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech

Here is a great view of the pyramid-shaped rock Jake Matijevic, taken by the Curiosity rover as it leaves and continues on its way toward Glenelg. The image is a fish-eyed view from the Hazcam cameras. In a nice juxtaposition, Mount Sharp can be seen in the distance behind the rock. The effect is rather dramatic, with the rock sitting isolated out on the alluvial fan plains inside Gale crater.

Paul Scott Anderson is a freelance space writer with a life-long passion for space exploration and astronomy. He started his blog The Meridiani Journal in 2005, which is a chronicle of planetary exploration. He also publishes The Exoplanet Report e-paper. In 2011, he started writing about space on a freelance basis, and now also currently write for AmericaSpace and Examiner.com. He has also written for Universe Today and SpaceFlight Insider, has been published in The Mars Quarterly and has done supplementary writing for the well-known iOS app Exoplanet for iPhone and iPad.

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  1. Download this in “paint” place lines along the angles of the pyramidion rock .Extend the lines as an hourglass .Note the parallax frames a group of rocks? that frame an opening?

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