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Mysterious Shining Object found by NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars

Mysterious Shining object found by NASA's Curiosity rover on Mars.

golden object found by mars rover
Credits NASA


NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has found a bright shining stone on the surface of Mars. NASA said they are investigating the golden rock found on Mars. Later we may know of its composition.

Curiosity rover took a closer picture of the rock and send back to Earth. The space agency has given the rock a nickname Little Colonsay.

NASA thinks it may be a meteorite because it is so shiny. But, as looks can deceive, NASA has not made a final statement till its chemistry is fully investigated.

Operators of the rover will now use its 6 wheeled ChemCam to investigate the rock further.

ChemCam fires a laser at the rock from a distance and analysis composition of vapourised materials. Then a spectrometer gives the details about minerals and microstructure of the rocks.
It is done by measuring the composition of the resultant plasma, which is extremely hot containing ions and electrons.

nasa curiosity rover on mars
Rover's ChemCam

NASA says they have other interesting rocks to investigate like Flanders Moss, but this one is most interesting.

Rover took other picture to compare

Rover is the size of a mini cooper and has installed 17 cameras to capture finer details of everything.

Curiosity has been recently re-wired because it faced some weird hardware issues.





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