A scientist explains the weird thing on Mars on the images from the Curiosity rover showed what looked like a piece of shiny metal, that we posted the last week. A zoomed-in view of the shiny protuberance. Image © NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems.
He explains that “not surprisingly, it is actually a part of the rock that is different — harder and more resistant to erosion — than the rest of the rock it’s embedded in.”
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