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Nasas Mars curiosity finds a shiny "golden" stone on the red planet



NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover found an unusual, shiny lump on the surface of the Red Planet.

Researchers believe the object could be "a meteorite because it's so shiny," according to a NASA blog.

   Mars Curiosity Rover has picked up this weird shiny object.
Curious: Mars Curiosity Rover has found this strange object.

The spacecraft of the Mars Science Laboratory Mission, the most technologically advanced rover of all time, landed on August 5 on a crater, 201

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Since then, he has been busy working on his mission to determine if the Red Planet was ever for microbial life or is habitable.

The Rover is the size of a Mini Cooper and is equipped with 17 cameras and a robotic arm with specialized laboratory tools and instruments.

And one of these cameras has captured the unusual gold object.

   The Curiosity Rover of the Mars Science Laboratory mission has studied the Red Plain for signs of life
The Curiosity Rover of the Mars Science Laboratory mission has studied the Red Planet for signs of life
   The Curiosity Mast camera has also taken this picture to determine the composition of the bedrock
Curiosity mast camera This image was also taken to determine the composition of the rock

In an update of the mission blog, team member Suzanne Schwenzer joked that Rover " has chased shiny things ".

She has uploaded an image taken by the rover ChemCam of the unknown object: "Target Little Colonsay, a potential meteorite."

ChemCam fires a laser and analyzes the composition of vaporized material from areas smaller than 1 mm on the surface of Martian rocks and soils.

It uses The laser removes the dust of mars rock and a remote camera for extremely detailed images.

   ChemCam uses a laser to remove the dust of Martian rocks and a remote camera Acq uire extremely detailed images
ChemCam uses a laser to remove the dust of Martian rocks, and a remote camera to extremely detailed

Schwenzer explained that out of four samples recently taken for analysis, "one of the samples we [will]] Try a better look at & # 39; Little Colonsay & # 39; to throw.

"The planning team thinks it might be a meteor because it's so shiny. But the look can be deceiving, and evidence will come only from the chemistry.

"Unfortunately, the small target was missed in the previous attempt, and Curiosity will try the information again."

The finding comes as a result of a "minor post-holiday slip" after Thanksgiving when the robotic arm of the Rovers "passed a safety line".

However, the activity of the arm was restored so that the researchers could make a number of scientific observations regarding the rock of Mars. including the search for meteorites and the monitoring of changes in wind and sediment movement.

Rovers researchers have welcomed this week's new Mars neighbor, NASA's InSight probe, which landed on Monday.

High Fives, Punching and Hugging Nasa's Control Room as InSight Probe lands on Mars
   NASA's InSight Probe opened the lens cover of its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on November 30, holding this view of Mars [19659027] NA fixed SA / JPL-Caltech </p>
</div><figcaption class= NASA's InSight probe opened the lens cover of its Instrument Context Camera (ICC) on November 30, capturing that view of Mars.
   InSight's First Look at Mars with Cover Off

NASA / JPL-Caltech

InSight's First Look at Mars with Cover Covered