NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Finds Mysterious Bright Object on Mars Surface
NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover is on its mission of exploring life on red planet. This $2.5 billion rover has become the focus of eyes of millions of the people on earth who are curious to know ‘Are We All Alone in the Universe’ or ‘There Exists Any Other Species Just Like Us On Other Planets Too’. On 7th October, when Curiosity rover was spending its 61st Martian day on Mars, it found an entirely mysterious bright object on Mars surface. The image (below) posted by NASA shows that bright object laying on the surface of red planet.
Keri Bean, a NASA’s meteorologist on the rover team, told the world this exciting discovery through his tweet;
Yeah so last night was crazy. When we spotted the object near the rover, we had to quickly come up with a totally new plan.
On discovering this bright object nearby Curiosity, NASA’s engineers are now working to know whether it will hinder the sampling activities of the rover or not. Additionally, they are also observing whether there exist other mysterious bright objects near the rover that can potentially affect the mission.
On probing closely with Remote Micro-Imager of the Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam), the object is assumed to be made up of plastic.
It appears to be a shred of plastic material, likely benign, but it has not been definitively identified.
Don’t miss to watch NASA’s media teleconference at 11 a.m. PDT (2 p.m. EDT) on Thursday, Oct. 11, in which the international space authority will brief a status update on the Curiosity rover’s mission to Mars’ Gale Crater.