Here’s something you don’t see everyday. A huge rock gets lodged inside the wheel well of the Mars rover this week. With the metal wheels being hollow, its likely this rock has been there for weeks and will likely continue rolling inside the wheel for weeks to come. I’m not sure who designed the wheels but NASA really should have taken these kinds of things into account when designing them. Already I see the two scratch marks going down from where the rock slide down the wheel. Such things can seriously damage the wheel and in turn, damage the rover. If the rover can’t move its wheels, the mission is basically over. I just wanted to show you something NASA doesn’t want you to see, and something you wont see in the news.
Scott C. Waring – Taiwan