Just tell me what's under the box!
August 14, 2012 6:34 AM Subscribe
Question about the Mars Curiosity rover and its power source.
posted by Osrinith to science & nature (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Like many of the rest of you, I've been following Curiosity's reports back to the mother planet since it landed. The pictures are amazing, especially the color panoramas like this one
. But if you look at the nuclear powered heat exchanger, you can pretty clearly see that part of it is blacked out. Is part of this technology classified? Does anyone know? I'd greatly appreciate any further information or reading that anyone can give me to assuage my curiosity (yuk yuk).