Nov 5, 2016

Curiosity Has Spotted a Weird Metallic Meteorite on Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity rover stumbled across a peculiar-looking metallic meteorite last week, while climbing the slopes of Mars’ Mount Sharp.

Meteorites are pretty common on the Red Planet due to its thin atmosphere and proximity to the asteroid belt. But this little meteorite is unusually smooth — almost like someone’s buffed it.

It also has several deep grooves, which suggests that it might have been molten at some point in time.

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