NEW YORK: NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity may have to find a new route to its destination Mount Sharp after getting stuck in sand in the “Hidden Valley”.
The one-tonne Curiosity is on a mission to Mount Sharp, a 5.5 km high mountain in the centre of Mars' Gale Crater, and had to turn back after finding the sand surprisingly slippery, reports space.com.
“We need to gain a better understanding of the interaction between the wheels and Martian sand ripples, and 'Hidden Valley' is not a good location for experimenting,” Jim Erickson, Curiosity project manager, was quoted as saying.
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