Rover finds ‘flower’ on Mars surface

Posted at 2:51 PM, Jan 06, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-06 14:51:36-05

New photos of Mars from NASA’s Curiosity rover certainly have people curious.

The photos show an odd formation some have called a “flower” embedded in Martian rock, according to

The rover also found a “snake-like” rock formation winding across the planet’s surface.

The photo was snapped on Dec. 19.

Curiosity has seen bits of clear plastic (pieces of the rover itself) on the surface of Mars before, but NASA officials said that doesn’t appear to be the case this time.

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