– Opportunity spots curious object on flat Mars plain – Opportunity spots curious object on flat Mars plainNASA‘s Opportunity Mars rover has come across an interesting object — perhaps a meteorite sitting out in the open at Meridiani Planum. Initial data taken by the robot’s Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES) is suggestive that the odd-looking “rock” is made of metal.

It’s just amazing that this probe is still doing good science like this. A fantasic investment for the world made by the USA.

It’s incredible – in the same week we land a probe on Titan – one of the more likely objects to have an ‘interesting’ surface, and a really old probe finds a ‘strange’ thing just lying about on Mars.

There should be some really intresting news coming out of NASA over the next few months.