Curiosity finds something on Mars on its first scooping activity on October 7. The rover team decided to stop the activities due to the detection of a bright object on the ground that might be a piece from the rover. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Curiosity is acquiring additional imaging of the object to aid the team in identifying the object and assessing possible impact, if any, to sampling activities.
Nobody knows for sure yet what this object is.
ChemCam shot of a recently spotted unknown object on Mars. (NASA/JPL-Caltech)