Curiosity Rover has been on the red planet for quite a while, scouring through different places and gathering more information about Mars. A recent image that sent Curiosity back to the Earth shows it gazing out at a strange shiny object at some distance. Naturally, the image has piqued the interest of many.
Once the image surfaced, many have forwarded explanations about it, ranging from plausible to hilarious. For instance, some have cited that the shiny object is perhaps a lever to open some secret door which may lead to Megatrons. Others think that the shiny object is our way to another dimension.
The shiny metal object is perched atop a red rock and is remarkably different than the composition of the ground around it. On a serious note, it can simply turn out to be a more eroded portion of the red rock. Curiosity spotted the interesting object back on January 30th this year. A similarly mysterious and interesting object was spotted by Curiosity last year too.
We do hope that if Curiosity made a closer inspection of the this queer-looking object, NASA would reveal those details in the coming days. Until then, on with the wildest theories.