by Vicente Maranca

Curiosity piqued as ‘bright spot’ lights up Martian surface

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A Martian playing flashlight tag with the Curiosity rover? The faraway glare from an extraterrestrial’s TV? Or maybe someone warming up over a fire on the Red Planet’s surface?

Probably none of the above.

Still, the latest snapshot from the Curiosity is pretty cool.

It shows the stark Martian landscape with a shining light standing out some distance away in front of a mountain chain. While reveling in the shot, the Curiosity Rover’s official Twitter feed admits it’s more illusion than evidence of life: “Ooh. Shiny. Bright spot in this pic is likely a glinting rock or cosmic-ray hit.”see more

Source: edition.cnn.com

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