Ooh, shiny obje… ooh! Shiny… ooh, look, shiny object!
As if it’s not enough for NASA’s billion-dollar Mars lander to be distracted by one shiny object:
When NASA’s Curiosity rover found a shiny object on Mars last week, researchers believed it was just part of the rover. But now, the rover has found more bright objects in Mars’ soil, leading NASA officials to believe it is something native to the planet.
NASA sent commands to Curiosity Monday to take a third sample of soil from Mars to learn more about the shiny objects.
Is it just me, or does that look like a little piece of plastic packaging?