Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rover spots meteorite on Mars?

The Opportunity rover recently spotted this rock on Mars, whose texture resembles a meteorite. The rover is seen using its X-ray spectrometer, which should reveal its composition, and will hopefully determine whether this rock is indeed a meteorite. See this press release for more pictures and details.


spacepoint said...

I am fascinated with space exploration and everything connected to the solar system and the universe. I think this is the science that will change the world.

Joe Hahn said...

I agree, spacepoint!

BTW, the rover's X-ray spectrometer has confirmed that the rock seen here is indeed a particular, it is an iron meteorite. See New Scientist for the latest.