Curiosity finds plastic on Mars

While examining the Red Planet’s landscape, NASA’s Curiosity rover has found a mysterious object lying on the surface of Mars.

Engineers have identified the bright bit as “shred of plastic material, likely benign.”

“Yeah, so last night was crazy. When we spotted the object near the rover, we had to quickly come up with a totally new plan,” tweeted Keri Bean, a meteorologist on the rover team.

The object itself is speculated to be from a previous Mars rover, possibly the Mars Phoenix Lander or the Opportunity rover.

Source: Wired

Related articles

NASA mulls moon-based space station

Older Mars rover makes startling discovery

Curiosity is running “flawlessly”

The tech behind Curiosity

Latest news

Partner Content

Show comments

Recommended

Share this article
Curiosity finds plastic on Mars