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NASA Mars Rover Investigates Wild 'Gator-Back Terrain'  on Mars

NASA Mars Rover Investigates Wild 'Gator-Back Terrain'  on Mars

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We've gone from a rock on Mars that looks like a fish to rocks on Mars that look like alligators.

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Specifically, the rugged, pebbly backs of alligators. NASA's Curiosity rover is checking out a funky stretch of landscape on the red planet and the images are delightful.

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Curiosity is cruising around the Gale Crater and climbing up Mount Sharp, the crater's central peak.

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The rover has been investigating a transitional area with formations the team is describing as "gator-back terrain." 

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The fantastical shapes of Mars rocks have led to plenty of comparisons to familiar Earth objects, from a butt to a variety of faces.

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The good news for Curiosity is that it doesn't need to take any evasive action due to an alligator on Mars

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