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Zooming in on Egg Rock, a meteorite on Mars

Zooming in on Egg Rock, a meteorite on Mars

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Zooming in on Egg Rock, a meteorite on Mars
While driving south beyond Murray Buttes on sol 1505 (October 30, 2016), Curiosity happened by a small meteorite, named Egg Rock. It's not the first likely meteorite a rover has seen on Mars, but it's the first to be zapped with ChemCam and have its composition confirmed as being that of an iron meteorite: dominantly iron, nickel, and phosphorus.

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Original image data dated on or about October 30, 2016

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