Unusual Mars rock has shiny metallic looking object

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A shiny-looking Martian rock is visible in this image taken by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) during the mission’s 173rd Martian day, or sol (Jan. 30, 2013).
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

This picture shows a shiny polished metallic tip on what looks like anĀ erodedĀ rock. According to NASA this can happen when wind and sand erode softer rock away from around the core of a harder rock, exposing this kind of projection.

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Malin Space Science Systems

This is a close of of the rock projection. At the tip you can see the area that has been polished and is metallic looking. Almost looks like a mini parabolic dish…hmmmmm :^). Anyone ever watch Twilight Zone…the miniature aliens….well, ok this is just an unusual formation of rock. It is very interesting and unusual.

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