A new image taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover of the Red Planet shows an as yet-unidentified bright object on the surface of Mars right at rover’s base. NASA isn’t sure yet what it is, but thinks it may be a piece of rover hardware that fell off. The science team has suspended further soil scooping and sampling activities as it acquires closer, more detailed imagery of the unidentified object. Check out the shiny object below in the following image released by NASA (annotated by TPM). View the original unannotated image here.
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