Pondering My Belly

by scienceonthewing

I iz checking out my BELLY! Curiosity checks out her belly pan. Result = A-OK good for go.

Although it may seem inconsequential, it’s very important for Curiosity to methodically go through all of her vital systems prior to embarking on the journey of her lifetime.  A hole in her belly pan or a small piece of gravel wedged into a joint could spell disaster for a Rover.

Pondering my belly

Pondering my belly. What?!! No navel?                     photo credit: NASA/JPL