A self-portrait of part of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, obtained through a camera located on its arm. Photo: AFP A self-portrait of part of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, obtained through a camera located on its arm. Photo: AFP
A self-portrait of part of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, obtained through a camera located on its arm. Photo: AFP

Contamination fears over Nasa's rover machine on the surface of Mars

The drill bits of a robotic research machine may be contaminated with earth microbes. If those bits touch water, the organisms might survive

A self-portrait of part of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, obtained through a camera located on its arm. Photo: AFP A self-portrait of part of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, obtained through a camera located on its arm. Photo: AFP
A self-portrait of part of the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, obtained through a camera located on its arm. Photo: AFP
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