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Rover finds "hood ornament" on Mars

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At first glance, it looked like NASA's Mars rover Curiosity found a man-made object on the surface of the planet.

The recent discovery appeared to be a shiny, metallic object – like a hood ornament. But it turned out to be a polished rock.

Scientists said the rock likely has a fine grain, making it easily sculpted by the wind.

Other shiny discoveries by the rover have been debris that shook loose during its landing in August.

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