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Bouncing Rover Arrives on Mars

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This artist's conception, of a NASA rover arriving on Mars, depicts what happens at the moment of impact.  

In short ... the newly arrived package, protected by airbags as it pulls about "40 Gs" during its descent, disengages from its parachute, then bounces along the Martian surface until it reaches a final point of rest.

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Image online, courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech.

 

 

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