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Hum    6,930

NASA has released a series of new photos taken by its Curiosity rover that appear to show a ?flower? on the surface of Mars.

NBCNews.com?s photo blog reports that the photos were taken as part of an effort to capture 360-degree images during Curiosity?s trek through Mars? Yellowknife Bay.

New Jersey-based journalist and photographer Ken Kramer has assembled the Curiosity photographs, adding color to give a realistic view of what the rover is seeing on the planet?s surface.

But what has really caught people?s attention is a raw image from NASA?s photo feed that one reader on Above Top Secret has called a ?Martian flower.? On the posting, the commenter going by the name ?Arken,? writes: ?The Albedo (or Reflectivity of Sun Light) of this object is very high, and its translucent appearance, the irregular conformation (like pistils) and the 'texture' of its wider areas is smooth, and seem that it is ground attached. This is the SECOND TRANSLUCENT ANOMALY detected by Curiosity in Gale Crater.?

NBC?s Alan Boyle writes that he at first assumed the ?flower? was actually just a piece of plastic that had fallen off the Curiosity rover. A similar event happened in October. So, Boyle reached out to NASA spokesman Guy Webster. Interestingly, Webster shot down the plastic theory, saying in response, "That appears to be part of the rock, not debris from the spacecraft."

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DaveLegg    841

It's just a mineral intrusion in the rock...

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Hum    6,930

I vote alien booger snot. :alien:

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Draconian Guppy    12,652

Wait so mineral in a planet, that has similarities with ours is "amazing" ? Sensationalist news article.

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Hum    6,930

^ I think they are preparing us for something.

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tim_s    42

Looks like the same rock material shown just left / up of the highlighted area. People are looking for something and this reaching out beyond what is right in-front of them.

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Simon-    490

We have only scratched the surface

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f0rk_b0mb    698

What flower? What are you talking about? :ninja:

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Detection    2,256

I vote: A piece of cling-film, obviously left there by Klingons

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

Has to be

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+exotoxic    454

It is clearly part of the rock.

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Raa    1,408

I have no idea what you're talking about, therefore...

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greenwizard88    468

therefore....

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techbeck    5,111

could be a fossil of a flower....and why it looks like a rock

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Hum    6,930

It's a Venus fly trap sprouting.

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articuno1au    1,264

ITT: Crazy Nut Job People :o

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Crisp    3,271

Flowers grow from solid rock?

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Hum    6,930

^ Mars is not all 'solid rock'.

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ArialBlue    395

Sensationalist article is sensationalist.

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123456789A    4,709

Looks like a Prothean device.

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Ghostdraconi    8

It's a Venus fly trap sprouting.

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Wrong Planet :D

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Shiranui    1,700

It's a Venus fly trap sprouting.

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A Martian flytrap.

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nohone    150

It's a Venus fly trap sprouting.

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They found Venus Flytrap on Mars???? Sweet!

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Nashy    1,366

I like how there are people on here pretending to know more than NASA.

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dead.cell    2,125

Looks like a condom buried in dirt... :huh:

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