Curiosity Rover Finds a "Flower" on Martian Surface
Back in August of 2012, NASA's $2.5 billion Curiosity rover project was the very first of its kind. The two-year primary mission intended for exploration of the Martian surface was looking to reveal a bit more details on the surface of the red planet. Yesterday, it was reported by NASA officials that new images have emerged of what looks to be a "flower" on the surface of the previously lifeless planet. The "flower," as officials are dubbing the discovery, was captured on December 19th of last year, but it wasn't until recently did NASA disclose the full details on the image. JPL spokesman Guy Webster told NBCNews.com that the object "appears to be part of the rock, not debris from the spacecraft."
After an initial teasing of the "earthshaking" new discovery in weeks previous, the internet was up in arms (and kitten Photoshop) of what the new discovery just might be (pictured above). Source: NBCNews.com