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Friday, July 18, 2014

NASA discovered a mysterious object on Mars

Recently NASA's Curiosity, a rover robot that placed in Mars capture an image of iron meteorite in the land of the red planet. NASA named the mysterious object with the name of Lebanon.

As reported by The Register on Thursday, July 17, 2014, the Lebanon meteorite found by the Curiosity seemed buried in the Martian sand. The robot which is worth billions of dollars, managed to capture an meteorite image with a width of two meters on May 25, 2014.
The Lebanon meteorite found by Curiosity. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/1zOO9qu)
To take the picture, Curiosity rely on nuclear energy-based technologies, called Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam). This NASA robot also utilizes Mast Camera (Mastcam) to determine the color and contrast levels on a meteorite body.

Latest, NASA is studying and analyzing the material forming the iron meteorite. "The pictur shows the angle-shaped cavity on the surface of the stone. One possible explanation is that this object is generated from a special joint erosion in the metal crystal boundary stone," said NASA scientist.

Furthermore, scientists say, the cavity in this meteorite contains olivine crystals, which can be found on a rare type of meteorite called 'pallasites'. In 2005, NASA's Opportunity similar meteorite ever found lying on the sand dunes of Mars. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE REGISTER]
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