Curiosity Claims the Biggest Meteorite Ever Found on Mars
If you’re a heavy metal fan then you’ll love this: this shiny, lumpy rock spotted by NASA’s Curiosity rover is made mostly of iron — and came from outer space! Dubbed “Lebanon” it’s a stony iron meteorite, similar to ones found in years past by the Spirit and Opportunity rovers, but is considerably larger than any of the ones they came across. In fact, at 2 meters (6.5 feet) wide, Lebanon is the biggest meteorite ever discovered on Mars!
Posted on July 19, 2014, in Mars and tagged Curiosity, iron, Mars, meteorite, MSL, NASA, rover, science, space. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Curiosity Claims the Biggest Meteorite Ever Found on Mars.