Sunday , May 16 2021

Curiosity Rover observes a "bright" object on Mars

Last month, a new peak for space exploration was marked, as InSight's descent became NASA's first nation that managed to reach Mars and successfully land after "Curiosity Rover" in 2012.

But curiosity does not go quietly at night, allowing his new brother to steal his full attention – the seven-year-old Rover discovered a "bright" object, which could indeed be a meteorite.

In a mission update updated on November 28, NASA noted that Curiosity was drilling at the site of Highfield and would give a further glimpse of four samples, including the one known as "Little Colossae".

"The planning team thinks it can be a meteorite because it's so shiny," NASA wrote in an update to the mission. "But the appearance can deceive, and the evidence will come only from the chemistry."

The Spacecraft Agency said it had missed the "Small Colossus" in the previous attempt and will use that information to try again, using the Rover CheverCam's instrument to verify the composition of the object.

There are three other targets that receive special attention, including the "Flanders Move," which NASA says "shows an interesting, dark colored casing, which the chemistry needs to confirm its nature."

There are two more goals, known as "Forres" and "Eildon", which Curiosity will further investigate before leaving Highfield.

This article originally appeared on Fox News and was reproduced with permission

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