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Curiosity Rover may be hurt, JPL scientists see something metallic in a picture

Curiosity may be injured as scientists spot metallic gleam in the sand below the rover
By: Trace Hagan | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Oct 10, 2012 4:30 pm

In one of the pictures that Curiosity has taken and sent back to Earth, the JPL scientists spotted something that looks metallic in the sand below Curiosity. Now there are fears that our little Mars rover may be injured. Take a look in the picture and let me know if you can spot what the engineers did:




Neither could I. The small speck of something is located towards the bottom of the image and engineers fear that it could be a part of Curiosity that fell off. They have now ordered Curiosity to take more pictures of the object and area so that they can determine if it is a part of Curiosity.


If it is, they should be able to determine what part of Curiosity it is and what affect this may have on the mission. Currently Curiosity has spent 65 days of the planned 668 day mission on the red planet. This means it's already 10 percent done. Let's just hope that this possible injury turns out to be nothing serious.


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