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maycm
post Apr 25 2006, 03:36 PM
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An interesting update at Newscientist.

Seems they are planning on using Spirit's RAT to dig down into the dirt, cm by cm.

I wonder how deep they can go? Maybe we'll find out if there is anything frozen/liquid just below the surface.

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post Apr 25 2006, 07:11 PM
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Dust may not cause problem. The high of solar panels is about 80 cm. The RAT -I think- didn't have the power to eject or dispend dust more than few decimeters.
I think that the danger is the probality of intrusion of material IN the RAT and all the instruments...


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- maycm   Digging in   Apr 25 2006, 03:36 PM
- - djellison   Only difference between this and the trenching ( t...   Apr 25 2006, 04:13 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   QUOTE (djellison @ Apr 25 2006, 05:13 PM)...   Apr 25 2006, 08:07 PM
- - RNeuhaus   I realized that this kind of digging would cause m...   Apr 25 2006, 06:49 PM
|- - Bob Shaw   Rodolfo: Stirring the sand/dust should produce mu...   Apr 25 2006, 08:23 PM
- - Ant103   Dust may not cause problem. The high of solar pane...   Apr 25 2006, 07:11 PM
- - djellison   They've not said they're going to physical...   Apr 25 2006, 08:04 PM
- - RNeuhaus   I agree that it is more sensate to use the IDD as ...   Apr 25 2006, 08:34 PM
- - Shaka   http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/pre.../2006...   Apr 25 2006, 11:02 PM
|- - sattrackpro   QUOTE (Shaka @ Apr 25 2006, 04:02 PM) App...   Apr 26 2006, 01:14 AM
|- - Shaka   I would have expected the same sort of plan - to c...   Apr 26 2006, 01:40 AM
- - general   http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/pre.../2006...   Apr 26 2006, 06:45 AM
- - edstrick   I *PRESUME* they've been playing in the sand b...   Apr 26 2006, 07:02 AM
|- - dilo   Perhaps slightly OT, but in the newscientist artic...   Apr 26 2006, 08:08 AM
- - Vladimorka   Well, ignoring the dust buildup and battery rechar...   Apr 26 2006, 08:55 AM
|- - dilo   Thanks, Vladimorka... so we will have to wait fo a...   Apr 26 2006, 09:03 AM
|- - helvick   QUOTE (Vladimorka @ Apr 26 2006, 08:55 AM...   Apr 26 2006, 02:35 PM
- - edstrick   4 pics of the area directly in front of Spirit. R...   Apr 26 2006, 10:46 AM
- - Joffan   The thing I like most, regarding all this discussi...   Apr 26 2006, 10:38 PM
- - Jeff7   QUOTE So this is planning what to do in maybe 9 mo...   Apr 27 2006, 01:42 AM
- - Shaka   Like losing family. Once more into the breac...   Apr 27 2006, 02:02 AM
- - RNeuhaus   During the winter, Spirit will be almost hibernate...   Apr 27 2006, 02:31 AM


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