Why Did NASA Pour Dirt On their Mars lander?


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Why Did NASA Pour Dirt On their Mars lander?

Why Did NASA Pour Dirt On their Mars lander?

A multi-million dollar space probe has serious problems.

He is losing power and his instruments are not working properly.

If the scientists don’t act quickly, the mission could be over. But how do you try to fix a spaceship on a completely different planet?

Incredibly – the answer was to hit him with a shovel … and cover him with dirt.

In May 2021, after two years of battling conditions on Mars, a dust-covered spacecraft deliberately poured even more dirt on itself. But why? And how did scientists on Earth come up with such a crazy idea? Prepare for the unexpected … as we take a look at the bizarre methods NASA sometimes uses to rescue struggling spacecraft.

 


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