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Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Spirit Rover Snaps Pictures of Her Undercarriage

Having been embedded in a rut of floury sand for several weeks now, NASA’s Mars Rover has successfully used its microscopic imager to shoot a collage of her underbelly.

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

Spirit Rover Update – Stuck Mars Rover

NASA is currently planning on imaging the underbody of the immobile rover to see just how badly Spirit is trapped in the sand.

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Mars Rover Stuck in Deep Sand, says NASA

Earlier this month, Spirit, one of NASA’s Mars rovers, became stuck in deep sand. NASA engineers are working to find the best method of freeing the aging rover.

How To Move A Robot In Sand – Remember Rhex?

Remember Rhex?  Boston Dynamics Researchers have created a Rhex-like robot for the sand. They’ve found that when the robot slowed it’s legs down just before they hit the sand, the legs didn’t sink into the sand as much and were able to move forward at over one body length per second. Previous tests without the […]