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Mars Curiosity Rover captured a Flower like formation on Martian Rocks

Jan 7, 2013 10:28 IST

NASA in the first week of January 2013 unveiled that Mars Curiosity Rover has captured an image of a flower like object embedded on the rocks of Mars. It has also photographed a snake-like rock formation on the Martian Rocks. The picture of flower was captured by the microscope Mars Hand Lens Imager held by the robotic arm of Rover on 19 December 2012.

The 2.5 billion dollar Curiosity Rover landed on Mars on 5 August 2012 with a mission to identify that was the planet in its past was habitable or had primitive microbial life. The mission would end after 2 years from the day it landed on the Glenelg, the Martian Peak base named MountSharp by the Scientists.

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