NASA’s Curiosity rover stumbled across a small nickel-iron meteorite, estimated to be 1.6 inches (40 millimeters) wide.
This happened while climbing the slopes of Mars’ Mount Sharp.
Above, where the meteorite was found, in a Mastcam frame on Sol 1503. Credit NASA
The ChemCam’s Remote Micro-Imager (RMI) nabbed a two-frame portrait of Egg Rock, a small meteorite, probably nickel-iron. The white dots are laser-zap points. Credit NASA