NASA is confused by a mystery rock that appeared on Mars and looks like a jelly doughnut.
The mystery rock was noticed when NASA’s Opportunity rover took a picture of an area of Mars. In the photo, members of NASA noticed a rock that wasn’t there went the rover had photographed the area 12 days ago. NASA has studied the rock’s composition and have discovered that the red part of the rock contains double the amount of manganese as anything else on Mars, reports The Los Angeles Times.
“I don’t know what any of this means. We’re completely confused, and everyone in the team is arguing and fighting over what it means,” Steve Squyres, the lead scientist of Mars Exploration, told Metro.
NASA has two theories regarding the mystery rock. The first theory is that the rock was kicked up out of the ground by the Opportunity. The second theory is that the rock was launched out of the ground and landed on the spot photographed after something hit the planet, the L.A. Times notes.