Curiosity rover finds shiny – possibly metal – object on Mars

By | October 19, 2012

Curiosity rover finds shiny - possibly metal - object on Mars

Cameras on the £1.5billion Curiosity spotted the mysterious object while it prepared to take its first soil sample.

The find has got alien hunters in a frenzy, speculating it might be part of a UFO.

But experts suspect the object is much more likely to be a part of the rover that has broken off.

NASA has suspended testing while it investigates the fragment.

If it does turn out to be part of Curiosity, it’ll prompt fears the ‘science lab on wheels’ is falling apart under the strain of Mars’ hostile atmosphere.

The find is the latest dramatic twist in the two-year mission to learn if Mars ever harboured life.

Last month the rover captured images of a rock formation that could only have been created by fast flowing water.

Experts believe that particular site was once the bed of a fast-flowing river.

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