Object spotted on Mars by Curiosity identified as plastic
Plastic on Mars (original image, 931KB)
The unidentified object that Curiosity spotted a couple of days ago has now been identified — it’s a benign piece of plastic, that probably got loose during the descent stage. Humans and their littering ways…
My team assessed the shiny object as likely to be some type of plastic wrapper material, possibly from the descent stage.
Another mystery solved.