A few days ago, curiosity brought to the song Please be my neighbor from Mr Rogers, it is a greeting…
A few days ago, curiosity brought to the song Please be my neighbor from Mr Rogers, it is a greeting for the newly arrived InSight rover. After explaining NASA researcher, Curiosity got work at Mars’s Highfield drilling site where it will dump a test. The rover, who has rolled around Mars since 2012, discovered earlier four interesting rocks, including one that is atypically smooth and shiny.
The stone has been called Little Colonsay and it is considered a meteorite. Researchers will only confirm that speculation when curiosity succeeds in analyzing the mountain. That is where its ChemCam instrument comes in; With the help of a laser, spectrograph and more, the rover will be able to give researchers an answer about the nature of the shining rock.
According to an update on the Mars Curiosity mission blog, the rover will look at the dumphop with all of its instruments, including a passive observation with ChemCam. The instrument has the task of looking at four samples, two previously found: Purple Colonsay and a stone with a dark coating called Flanders Moss.
Scientists believe that Little Colonsay is a meteorite because of its shiny appearance, but “appearance may fool”, points out the team. In addition to the two rocks, curiosity will study another pair of goals called Eildon and Forres. These two samples will be added to the Gray Jura bedrock database before curiosity leaves the Highfield website next week.
This is not the first shiny object Curiosity has detected on Mars. Back to 2014, for example, curiosity rover found a giant shining rock thought to be an iron meteorite. A similar discovery was made in 2015, that time with a shiny meteorite consisting of nickel iron.