NASA rover finds
on 3/13/2004 (3)
In an area dubbed "Berry Bowl", where many dark and mysterious spherules or "blueberries" are being found, NASA Mars nomenclature takes on a culinary flavor.
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Mars rover Entry, landing and descent manager Robert Manning explains:
"It hit me almost immediately that the round spherules looked exactly like blueberries swimming in batter, so I came up with an image of blueberries in a berry bowl."
Mission Science manager John Callas disagrees
"To me, the spherules look like cocoa-puffs, and the powdery residue from the RAT abrasion tool, cinnamon sugar. The background matrix looks just like heavy cream. I mean, tell me you can't see that, too?!"
Snively protesting, Spirit Surface Mission Manager Jennifer Trosper scoffed
"You guys are nuts! They look just like fresh roasted peanuts in a matrix of creamy milk chocolate! I mean, how could you possibly miss that?!"
All three very busy team members admitted having skipped breakfast and lunch just prior to making their suggestions.
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