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Curiosity’s stunt-double goes off-road in Mojave dune field

To understand Mars rover Curiosity’s wheel constraints, JPL engineers test the Scarecrow rover’s driving skills on the Dumont Dunes in California’s Mojave Desert, near Death Valley…. [Slideshow at link]

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Mars in the Mojave?

Where do you go to order up some Mars on Earth? Several places, actually, such as the Atacama Desert in Peru (which is very dry), the Dry Valleys of Antarctica (dry and cold), and Houghton Island in Canada’s high arctic … Continue reading

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