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NASA’s Curiosity rover spots unusually shiny Mars rock shaped like a pancake

NASA’s Curiosity rover spots unusually shiny Mars rock shaped like a pancake

There may be turmoil on Earth, but contemplating the quiet calm of weird rocks on Mars can be a soothing escape. Especially when they resemble common Earth objects, like pancakes and drill bits.

Curiosity snapped several views of a smooth, shiny rock on Nov. 3. It’s in good company with other smaller rocks that sport a similar sheen.

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The larger rock looks a lot like a wayward pancake, but keep in mind that these close-up images often make small pebbles seem bigger than they really are. (That’s one reason why this weird little rock seen in 2019 was not a robot leg.)

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