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(CNN)   Curiosity's wheels spell a name in the Mars' sand. Oddly enough, it's not 'Howard Wolowitz'   ( divider line
    More: Cool, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Martian moons, Phobos, Mars rovers, Jennifer Trosper, get to the point  
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2012-09-13 10:09:52 AM  
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xanadian: The geeky, aerospace equivalent of writing your name in the snow.

Except it's done for a very real reason, not just to write.

A camera on the probe can watch the imprint and if it's wrong the rover knows it's slipping and should stop.
2012-09-13 09:46:23 AM  
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2012-09-13 08:14:06 AM  
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Not NASA? Typical JPL......
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