Currently exploring Mars, the space agency's Perseverance rover captured a unique image of a silver item stuck between two boulders.
The bright item that was transmitted down to Earth for everyone to observe was really rover debris.
"It's a piece of a thermal blanket that they think may have come from my descent stage,
the rocket-powered jet pack that set me down on landing day back in 2021."
It's thought the bit of metal comes from one of the rover's front-facing hazard avoidance cameras.
Last February, the Mars Perseverance rover celebrated a full year on Mars.
The $2.7 billion Perseverance robotic explorer from NASA planted the rover on the alien planet gently on February 18, 2021.