Step by step into my workflow. It was a few busy days and now a new picture of Mars without lens cover. Plus a new view of my robotic arm camera. Read: https://t.co/5qCjNVZaRs[19659002(More #Mars Pictures: https://t.co/tjr8tfaCg5 pic.twitter.com/CdWdyBrfGu
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Fortunately, the lander is inclined by 4 degrees in its impact crater, but with an inclination of up to 15 degrees. Even more could have prevented the panels from opening, and they must generate enough energy to run all the instruments during their two-year mission, even if the dust and dirt flying around Mars begin to cover them.
Next? Search for places where the underground heat flux probe can be used. Project Manager Tom Hoffman said, "There are no landing pads or runways on Mars, so running down an area that's basically a big sandbox with no big rocks should make instrument deployment easier and give our mole a great place to dig offer. "