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At 05:44:30 UTC the Mastcam Right captured this colorful ridge of stratified rocks with a clear blue sky and wonderful flows (of water?) on the sand below.
I am sincerely ecstatic to observe closely these dark “flows” that look very similar to the famous RSL (acronym for Recurring Slope Lineae, see but smaller.
The variety of colors is truly amazing!
Even with all the good will, I can not imagine anything but water leaking from under the rocks and promoting the formation of lichens or similar.
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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