Mars Rover Opportunity Found Jelly Doughnut Shaped Mysterious Rock On Mars

Earlier we reported that Mars rover Curiosity had found some mysterious things on the red planet. And now it seems like there are many mysterious things hidden on Mars like drinkable water. However, lately it’s been reported that NASA‘s another rover Opportunity has spotted a jelly doughnut shaped mysterious rock on Mars.

Jelly Doughnut Shaped Mysterious Rock On Mars
Jelly Doughnut Shaped Mysterious Rock On Mars

Opportunity has been on Mars for more than 10 years. On December 26, 2013, Opportunity was at the “Murray Ridge.” This is the place where Opportunity is now spending the Martian winter. However, on December 26, Opportunity snapped some pictures surrounding that area. The above picture (left image) tells that there was nothing except the Martian soil. But interestingly,13 days later – meaning on January 8, 2014, Opportunity discovered a jelly doughnut shaped mysterious rock at the same place (right image) after it had finished a short drive.

NASA scientists are now calling that rock as “Pinnacle Island” as its outside is white colored and red in the middle. The rock’s .” The rock’s upside-down resting position gives scientists a big chance to study the rock surface that has likely been laying downward on the planet’s surface for billions of years.

Steve Squyres, Opportunity’s lead scientist at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y said, “We were absolutely startled. It looks like a jelly donut. And it appeared, it just plain appeared, at that spot.”

At present, the rover team busy examining the rock, trying to figure out how it got there. What do you thing guys – how did the rock appear there while at first, it was not there? Share your thoughts with us in the comments box below.


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Anatol Rahman is the Editor at TheTechJournal. He loves complicated machineries, and crazy about robot and space. He likes cycling. Before joining TheTechJournal team, he worked in the telemarketing industry. You can catch him on Google+.

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