Sand Trap


Spirit Rover is heading to her sixth anniversary on Mars, but it looks
like she'll have to sit the dance out. Spirit has been trapped,
basically high-centered on a hard spot surrounded with flour-like
soil. Some surprising test results show that one of the wheels we
thought was jammed has some slight function, but the bad news is one of
the other wheels no longer functions at all, the motor is burned-out.

Between the high-center, and the dead wheels, it doesn't look like
Spirit is going to be able to dislodge herself. On top of this bad
news, Winter is coming.

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