Saturday, February 9, 2013

Mars rover Curiosity discovers mysterious metal object sticking out of rock

A bizarre shiny object protruding from the surface of Mars has attracted the attention of the scientists.

Robotic finger? An image captured by Nasa's Curiosity rover shows the strange metallic object protruding from the surface of the rock

A photo by Mars rover Curiosity shows ametallic object around 0.5cm or less protruding out of the rocky Mars surface.

Science buffs have suggested the small, shiny-looking object, which makes for an incongruous sight amid the rocks, could be composed of material less susceptible to erosion than its surroundings.

Pictures of the mysterious object emerged after Curiosity drilled its first hole in the surface of Mars, to generate dust it can analyse to detect any traces of life which may once have existed on the planet.

Read more about it at: Mail Online


Post a Comment

Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More