Mars Curiosity Rover Finds Mysterious 'Floating Spoon' on the Red Planet

Photo of Red Planet's surface has imaginations running wild.

ByALYSSA NEWCOMB
September 02, 2015, 10:21 AM

— -- We've spotted faces, animals and now even a kitchen utensil on the surface of Mars.

The Mars Curiosity Rover captured a photo of the Red Planet's surface showing a mysterious rock formation that looks a lot like a floating spoon.

Located in the center of the photo, the feature appears to be floating in mid air with a shadow from the "spoon" being cast onto the red surface of the planet. The Martian oddity was first noticed by users on the Unmanned Spaceflight forum.

It's unclear how old the delicate feature may be or how long it will be able to survive on the surface before its worn down by Martian weather.

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