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Opportunity Mars Rover Stuck in Sand (Space.com)

NASA̢۪s Opportunity Mars rover has run into a sandy snag. All of its six wheels have sunk in deep into a large ripple of soil.

Rover operators are optimistic they can extricate the robot from its jam, having gotten dug in before. But ground controllers will need time to wheel back on top of the soil again.

Time will also be spent figuring out what̢۪s different about the soil that has bogged down Opportunity, hoping to keep this problem from occurring down the road.

Other than some Cool animated gifs of dust devils on Mars, from APOD and at the Rover home site, this is the most I’ve heard about the Mars mission for a while.

(Via /.)

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  1. McGehee says:

    Dang inexperienced SUV drivers.