The Outcrop in a Nutshell

This image mosaic taken by the panoramic camera onboard the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity highlights various rock targets within the outcrop lining the inner edge of the small crater where the rover landed. Opportunity recently finished examining the rock dubbed "Last Chance," then rolled over to "Wave Ripple," a section of rock in the region nicknamed "The Dells." Tomorrow, the rover will take a series of "touch-and-go" microscopic images at "Wave Ripple," before heading to another rock region with targets named "Slick Rock" and "Berry Bowl."

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

It seems a paved ancient path. IsnĀ“t it? :shock:

The rock formations in this crater could not be from mars I don't think and my reasons are simple.
1. The layer of rock appears to thin. The type of soil in the area which is like powder would have formed a much more stable and harder rock.
2. Water would not have been on the surface long enough to form this rock.
3. I believe the water and rock source is from this (similar). http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040414.html
or
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap040325.html
4. I believe the layer of sand and dust is far to thick. This is near the center of Meridiani Planum.