Saturday August 23, 2014

Mars Rover Takes a Licking but Keeps on Ticking

This slideshow shows how rough the environment has been on the Mars rover Curiosity in just 2 years. I wonder if Marvin the Martian has a body shop? big grin

Its wheel damage is the main concern and is more than expected, said Guy Webster, spokesman for the rover project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

"It's a type of terrain that wasn't anticipated, with sharp embedded rocks that don't push out of the way when you roll past them," Webster said Friday. "There have been various corrective and avoidance strategies in the past six to eight months, to still have the full life of the mission."

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