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Mars Curiosity rover discovers unusual flower-like object

January 06, 2013

Mars Curiosity rover discovers unusual flower-like object

Mars rover makes a new discovery.

NASA’s Curiosity rover has released a new series of images that reveal an unusual flower-like formation embedded in the Martian rock, along with a snake-like rock formation adorning the planet’s surface.

The rover is currently making its way through a shallow depression dubbed “Yellowknife Bay,” after spending its first four months deep inside Gale Crater. The surrounding terrain is now flatter and lighter-toned, and has turned up two very interesting features.

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