Jul 20, 2007 VxWorks

Rovers in dusty peril?

By Mike Deliman

After more than 1234 days in service, after surviving the extreme
cold of Martian winter, the rovers may be facing their toughest
challenge:  summer dust storms.

I live out in the desert, and on our planet, dust storms can
raise-up at the drop of a hat, and obliterate everything.  Just a few
months ago we had a couple of days of "zero-visibility" warnings
because of dust storms.  In our deserts, though, there are still plants
and trees that can hold some of the dust down.

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