Curiosity Rover Stalled By Sandy Trap On Mars' 'Hidden Valley'

August 19, 2014 6:58 PM

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Curiosity Rover Stalled By Sandy Trap On Mars' 'Hidden Valley'

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity might have to choose a new route to the base of a huge Red Planet mountain, writes the Huffington Post.

The 1-ton Curiosity rover had been heading for Mount Sharp - a 3.4-mile-high (5.5 kilometers) mountain in the center of Mars' Gale Crater - via 'Hidden Valley' - a low-lying sandy landscape about the length of a football field.

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