Curiosity Will Encounter Mars' Moving Dunes

Before the rover can access the slopes of Aolis Mons, it must cross a wide swath of sand dunes that wrap around the mountain's base -- dark, windswept dunes that move. ->

March 8, 2013
12:22 PM EST
Dune migration in Gale Crater, observed by MRO & HiRISE (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)