Curiosity rover finds alien Cacao on Mars
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Curiosity rover continues to explore the Red Planet. It has recently discovered an object on Mars of alien origin.
Here's What We Know
Curiosity works in the Gale Crater, which is 154 km wide. It landed there in late summer 2012. The rover was able to detect a meteorite 30 cm wide. It is composed of nickel and iron. The meteorite was named Cacao.
Rock. Rock. Rock. Rock. Rock. Rock. METEORITE!- Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) February 2, 2023
It's not uncommon to find meteorites on Mars - in fact, I've done it a few times! (see ????) But a change in scenery's always nice.
This one's about a foot wide and made of iron-nickel. We're calling it "Cacao." pic.twitter.com/I37HiGjN2t
And while my team calls this 7-foot-long meteorite "Lebanon," I call it THE BEAST- Curiosity Rover (@MarsCuriosity) February 2, 2023
????: https://t.co/206kK2lxMc (7/15/14) pic.twitter.com/BdCLATiNAb
During its 10 years of service the rover has collected enough data to support the hypothesis that the study area may have been home to inhabited rivers and lakes. It is possible that micro-organisms could have formed here over millions of years, but it is the newer Perseverance rover, which landed at the Lake Ezer crater two years ago with its unmanned Ingenuity helicopter, and not Curiosity, that is searching for them.
Source: Curiosity Roverance