NASA Says, Curiosity Rover Found Foreign Objects on Mars a Rock Flake
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NASA Says, Curiosity Rover Found Foreign Objects on Mars a Rock Flake

NASA claimed to have found the piece of spacecraft debris. The Curiosity has speculated the foreign object debris that has turned out to be a very thin flake of rock. Om 13th August 2018, the images were captured in which the object is cleared shown. It has also triggered many speculations among the scientists that it is possible that Curiosity might have shed off some piece of itself and later on came in contact with that only.

However, the curiosity Chemistry and camera instruments were analyzed and then it was revealed that the object was actually a false alarm that was raised due to the ‘Pettegrove Point foreign object debris (PEFOD).

Curiosity team member Brittney Cooper wrote about the whole analysis of the mission update, "In fact, it was found to be a very thin flake of rock, so we can all rest easy tonight - Curiosity has not begun to shed its skin,"

Cooper Said, "Perhaps the target should have been given a different name befitting the theme of the current quadrangle in which Curiosity resides: 'Rabhadh Cearr', or 'False Alarm' in Scottish Gaelic," 

In 2012, the curiosity team actually have few reasons to worry about this whole speculation. The rover spotted an equal bright mysterious object on the surface that actually turned out to be just a piece of plastic material that was shed off from the rover machinery.

The rover is currently put to work for monitoring the dust opacity or tau in the Gale crater as the global dust storm that has started in the year Mars in June declines. Curiosity is a car-sized rover that is specifically designed to explore off the Gale Crater on Mars. It was launched on 26th November 2011 from Cape Canaveral spacecraft and landed on the Aeolis Palus in the Gale Crater on 6th August 2012.

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