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Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Martian 'Flower' and Snake-Like Rock

Mars Rover Curiosity Finds Martian 'Flower' and Snake-Like Rock

by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com Managing Editor
05 January 2013 Time: 11:02 AM ET

New photos of Mars from NASA's Curiosity rover have sparked a buzz of discussion over an odd formation that some have dubbed a "flower" embedded in a Martian rock. The rover has also found a snake-like rock formation winding across the Red Planet's surface.

The so-called Mars "flower" photo was snapped on Dec. 19 by the microscope-like Mars Hand Lends Imager at the end of Curiosity's robotic arm. At the lower left of the image is a strange, apparently transparent formation that some Internet forum users on the website claimed looked much like a flower, according to NBCNews.com's photoblog.

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