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Perseverance Mars rover photographs snake rock and boulder

NASA’s Mars rover Perseverance snapped this photo of a balancing boulder and snake-head rock on June 12, 2022, using its Mastcam-Z camera system. (Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU)

NASA’s Perseverance rover has rolled up to some odd and intriguing Martian terrain.

On Sunday (June 12), the car-sized Perseverance snapped a photo that could be mistaken for a still from an “Indiana Jones” movie. At the left of the tableau, a boulder perches precariously atop a slab of gray rock. And at right-center, a formation that looks very much like an open-mouthed snake head juts from a layered reddish butte.

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