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At 13:23:49 UTC Mastcam Right imaged a layered rock very rich in interesting details….
Between and in the layers you can see details of various shapes and sizes, many with a tubular appearance intertwined and/or branched. The top surface is also anything but smooth, full of outgrowths (encrustations?), fractures, roughness and veins of limestone (or chalk…).
What could have encrusted a rock that should otherwise be smooth and blunt like that?
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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