Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Unintended Consequences - Mars Edition

One of the things I love about engineering, ones of the reasons it's such an enjoyable career is that it provides some really wonderful opportunities to take a problem and make it into a solution.

Turns out, this is true no matter what planet you're on.
(1) Mars Rover breaks (lame wheel)
(2) Engineers find a way around it (go backwards instead)
(3) Because Rover is functioning differently, they find something they weren't looking for (evidence of past water)

Very cool.

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