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Mars researchers battling to save NASA's rover Spirit
NASA's rover Spirit, which has been travelling across Mars for more than five years, has become stuck in soft soil. Mars researchers and the team operating Spirit are now searching for ways to get the rover, about the size of a camping table, moving again. Lutz Richter from the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) Institute of Aerospace Systems in Bremen is testing the behaviour of the rover's wheels in a sand mixture that has been specially prepared to simulate conditions on Mars.
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Last update: 25/05/2009 11:19:54