The Buchtelite

A potential Martian soil simulant at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics Institute is being prepared for a soil strength test, or a bevemeter test, in a rolling wheel dynamometer to measure its mechanical properties.

UA Engineering Professor Studies Mars Terrain for 2020 NASA Mission

Heather Oravec, Ph.D. is currently studying the terrain of Mars in hopes of helping build better rovers to retrieve soil samples.
By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor September 3, 2019

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is currently counting down the days until another trip to Mars in 2020 with plans to send a new and improved rover to collect soil samples. Space...

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