While grabbing its first scoop of Martian soil, the Curiosity rover team spotted something that was not supposed to be there: a bright object on the ground. What is it? NASA scientists don’t know yet.
The image — taken by the right mast camera during the mission’s 61st Martian day — shows Curiosity’s robotic arm scoop full of sand and dust, waiting to be deposited inside its analysis unit. But after looking closer at the photo, someone noticed the unusual bright spot on the ground.
I personally hope it moves, and so it proves to be a micro-martian !!