Curiosity found Pyramid shaped rock on Mars
NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity found an intriguing rock with a pyramidal shape that is 2.5m in front of the rover and is about 25cm tall and 40cm wide. This rock has been named Jake in honor of Jacob Matijevic, a Jet Propulsion Laboratory mathematician and engineer who died a few days after Curiosity's August 6 landing in Gale Crater. Jacob Matijevic was the former surface operations systems chief engineer for all of the previous NASA Mars rovers - Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity.
The rock will be photographed by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager, or MAHLI, and its Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer will assess the rock's chemical composition. NASA's science team is planning to photograph and analyse the pyramid-shaped rock by using instruments on the vehicle's robot arm. The rover has traveled about 950 feet from its landing site and has another 700 feet or so to go.