Treacherous rocks

Treacherous rocks

For some things you need to be out in the field. The following event probably wouldn’t have happened in a lab environment. A flat rock which was easily traversable by Bridget suddenly flipped when Bridget’s wheel went over it close to one side. This greatly increased the height of the rock. Luckily Bridget had enough ground clearance to safely proceed but this scenario is definitely something to think about when driving over similar rock on Mars.

This rock initially had a low profile and was identified as one safe to go over

This rock initially had a low profile and was identified as one safe to go over
credit: Elie Allouis ‎(Astrium)

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