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Mars Rover Facing Harshest Journey Yet


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Curiosity wheel puncture

A puncture (centre right) in one of Curiositys wheels. (The sequence of cutouts at lower right are deliberate and imprint JPL in Morse code as the wheels roll across the Martian surface.)

Credit: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/MSSS

After making it across 8.5 kilometres on Mars, NASA's Curiosity rover is now facing some of the most dangerous terrain it has ever encountered.

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