Global One (G1)— NASA’s Curiosity rover has made a flashy discovery on Mars — literally.
The mission blog for Curiosity revealed the rover has found a mysterious shiny object on the surface of Mars.
Scientists think the object — nicknamed “Little Colonsay” — may be a meteorite based on its looks.
However, they say “looks can deceive, and proof will only come from the chemistry.”
The rover’s team says Curiosity has not yet begun its analysis into the object but will do so soon.
Curiosity has been on Mars since Aug. 6, 2012.
If the object is a meteorite, it would be a pretty big find.
The first meteorite discovered on another planet was found on Mars in 2008 by Curiosity’s predecessor, Opportunity.
Of course, it could also be similar to a shiny object Curiosity discovered in 2012 — a piece of plastic that had fallen off of the rover.