Curiosity Rover Finds Mysterious Shiny Object on Mars
Much like a toddler in a sandbox, the Curiosity rover has been busy scooping up the Martian soil lately. All that digging around was brought to a halt by the discovery of a small, bright object. NASA is currently trying to sort out what it is. NASA is attempting to identify the bit of mystery stuff to assess what impact it may have on the rover’s sampling activities. There’s plenty of speculation as to what the object is. As NASA suspects, it could be a bit of the rover itself that has fallen off. It could also be part of the descent system that helped the rover land. If we’re considering more exciting origins, then there’s an outside chance the object is some strange bit of Martian geology.