Similar to these pyramids on Antarctica, Curiosity has spotted a peculiar sight on a recent expedition. According to the DailyMail, “it lies about halfway from the rover’s landing site, Bradbury Landing, to a location called Glenelg.” Continue reading for two videos, more pictures, and additional information.
The team plans to touch the rock with a spectrometer to determine its elemental composition and use an arm-mounted camera to take close-up photographs. Both the arm-mounted Alpha Particle X-Ray Spectrometer and the mast-mounted, laser-zapping Chemistry and Camera Instrument will be used for identifying elements in the rock. Nasa hopes this will give them a new insight into the structure of the red planet, and also allow cross-checking of the two instruments.