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I was looking at a visually impressive Panoramic 360 video derived from photographs taken by Curiosity Rover.

I noticed something curious, what looks like small pieces of gravel scattered across the back of the rover:

a rover with what looks like gravel scattered over it

Is that debris flicked or blown onto the rover during the landing?

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Yes, Curiosity got showered with gravel and sand as the skycrane flew away. One of the wind sensors was broken in the process: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-19338870

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