At 15:05:04 UTC the Mastcam Right has captured this very special rock.
The morphology would suggest a volcanic rock but there are no volcanoes in the vicinity, then the color is very different from common volcanic rocks (see https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roccia_magmatica).
I can not find words to describe the complexity and beauty of the details visible in this turquoise rock with purple hues, also note the partial reddish incrustations at the top exposed to the Sun …
The original image is a black and white encoding of the Bayer mask that has been converted to color through a process called “debayering” or “demosaicing”. In addition, the photo has undergone noise reduction due to Jpeg compression, white balance and a slight increase in microcontrast and color saturation in order to make the colors more similar to what the human eye would see.
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