The mysterious object’s lovely silver metallic hue stands out like a sore thumb in the surrounding, rust-colored landscape, a sulfate-bearing region of the Red Planet’s Mount Sharp.https://futurism.com/the-byte/mars-rover-metallic-meteorite?fbclid=IwAR03ztaeMMhJWITitMIwXRsF_pfsE7_p2LUS-hGinBAHzrnW0LfZ5gPxU1o
Yes, they’re actually calling the meteorite fragment “Cacao.” Sigh.
Too bad Curiosity can’t take any samples. Perseverance can, but it’s too far away.
Curiosity has stumbled across several other such rocks previously, like “the Beast” and “Lebanon.” Sadly, none can be dated.
But the fact that there are so many of these impacted on the surface of Mars shows additional risks that any human mission might face…