A metallic Meteorite on Mars

Curiosity has just spotted a peculiar-looking metallic meteorite on Mars.

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



A metallic Meteorite on Mars

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

A metallic Meteorite on Mars

Credit NASA



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