Composition measurements by NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity confirm that this rock on the Martian surface is an iron-nickel meteorite. Researchers have informally named the rock “Block Island.” With a width of about two-thirds of a meter (2 feet), it is the largest meteorite yet found on Mars.
Relevant Mission: Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity
Date Added to NASA Website: August 8, 2014
|Release date:||April 1, 2015|
|Last updated:||April 3, 2015|
|Design Category||DIY, Misc, Parts, Tech|
|Design Tag||3D Model, Block Island, Mars, Mars Exploration Rover, Martian, Meteorite, NASA, Opportunity, Rover|