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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Nerdvana's founder and owner. A former East Valley Tribune copy editor, page designer and website editor, he is now Digital Editor for The Pueblo Chieftain in Southern Colorado, a web design instructor at Pueblo Community College and president of the Southern Colorado Press Club. He has contributed to the popular GeekDad blog and taught online media at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, his alma mater. Lifelong Star Wars fan and Trekker who also worships all things Tolkien and Doctor Who.