The Mars Rover has found a strange shiny object on the Mars Surface.image credits: NASA / JPL / CalTech
NASA think they may have an idea what it could be, but they are prepared to be surprised.
Nasa has spotted a strange, shiny object lying on the Martian surface. The planet is largely red, dusty and bland, meaning that anything unusual stands out.
The latest discovery is one such object: a shiny lump that is visible on the surface. Now the team behind the Curiosity rover intends to have a proper look at the object, in the hope of finding out what it is.
Though they have their suspicions, they are ready to be surprised.
They are actually going to drive over there and check it out. That’s yuge.
They’ve already shot it thrice with a laser for chemical analysis. Currently the main thought is meteorite, but the lab’s still hummin,’ so who knows, eh.
This is a nice thing.
Especially the level of interest. Seems this has been trending in a positive direction for a while now and trust me, it is a great sign (and omen, even) for the future.