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Mars Science Laboratory wheels roll over rocks

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Two wheels scrape across a 50-centimeter-high boulder. Recorded at the opening of the newly remodeled Mars Yard at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on June 19, 2007, the "scarecrow" model of Mars Science Laboratory (so named because it "has no brain") is put through its paces. It was demonstrated to have no difficulty climbing meter-sized boulders, but to avoid risk the actual rover will not be driven over rocks taller than its wheels while on Mars.

Emily Lakdawalla

Copyright holder: Emily Lakdawalla

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
Contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder. Original image data dated on or about June 19, 2007

 

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