(ORDO NEWS) — The Mars rover Perseverance discovered a stone of an unusual shape on the Red Planet. It resembles a donut and is probably an ancient meteorite that fell on Mars. This is reported by Space.com.
The rover snapped a picture of a large, dark rock with a hole in the center on June 23. The stone is surrounded by other stones of a similar shade, which may indicate their common origin.
Scientists assume that this “doughnut stone” may be a large meteorite surrounded by smaller debris. In itself, the discovery of meteorites on Mars is not unusual. Perseverance is a potential meteorite shortly after its arrival at the Red Planet in February 2021.
Found meteorites and the “brother” of the rover, Curiosity, which arrived on Mars in 2012.
In addition, this “doughnut” is not the first Martian rock that resembles a pastry. So, in 2014, the Opportunity rover found a rock, white on the outside and red on the inside, which scientists compared to a jelly doughnut.
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