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Nasa has reported its first setback in the Curiosity rover mission to Mars.
A sensor on the robot's weather station that takes wind readings has sustained damage.
The mission team stresses this is not a major problem and will merely degrade some measurements - not prevent them.
It is not certain how the damage occurred but engineers suspect surface stones thrown up during Curiosity's rocket-powered landing may have struck sensor circuits and broken the wiring.
"We will have to be more clever about using the remaining wind sensor to get wind speed and direction."
"Late tonight, we plan to send Curiosity the commands for doing our first drive tomorrow," said Curiosity Mission Manager Michael Watkins of JPL.
Originally posted by qmantoo
In my book, there should be a build-up around rocks on the windward side and a hollowing out on the leeward side.