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Friday, December 9, 2016

Martian Curiosity


"Martian Wood"

Of course, this is not wood. This formation is interesting because it looks like a sort of  honeycomb weathering.  "Honeycomb weathering, also known as fretting, cavernous weathering, alveoli/alveolar weathering, stone lattice, stone lace or miniature tafoni weathering (Mustoe, 1982) is a form of salt weathering common on coastal and semi-arid granites, sandstones and limestones (Mustoe 1982)."  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honeycomb_weathering

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