Roving reporter reveals Martian meteorite

Opportunity spectrometers revealed the first meteorite to be found on a planet other than Earth, this week, according to NASA scientists. The Opportunity Rover currently scouring the Martian surface spotted an unusual rock-shaped object bedded in the planet's ruddy dust, headed straight for it, and carried out a spectroscopic analysis. The results revealed the meteorite to be rich in iron and nickel, which makes it chemically similar to only a small fraction of meteorites that fall on earth and a new puzzle for Mars watchers.