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Nasa's Curiosity rover stalled by sand trap on Mars

Aug 20, 2014    

Washington Nasa's Mars rover Curiosity may have to find an alternative route to the base of a huge Red Planet mountain after the one-tonne robot got stuck in sand in the "Hidden Valley".Curiosity had been heading for Mount Sharp - a 5.5 kilometres mountain in the centre of the Red Planet's Gale Crater - via "Hidden Valley," a sandy swale that's about the length of a football field.However, according to Nasa officials, the rover turned back shortly after entering the valley's northeastern end, finding the sand surprisingly slippery, '' reported."We need to gain...

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