Flowers on Mars? Former East Valley Tribune science reporter, now a NASA rep, weighs in …

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There are rumblings online about raw photos from NASA’s Curiosity rover on the Red Planet that show a reflective, translucent anomaly some say looks like a flower. One observer postulated that the object could be plastic debris from the spacecraft, but NASA spokesman Guy Webster — a former science reporter for the East Valley Tribune — disagrees with both interpretations, attributing the anomaly instead to the rocky Martian surface…

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