One challenge that NASA faces as it continues to push towards the outer edges of the solar system is the difficulty of landing a probe on a planetary surface. NASA uses probes to explore surfaces that are either too dangerous or too far for humans to reach in a reasonable amount of time. For example, the Curiosity rover follows several other rovers in its explorations of the Red Planet where scientists have not been able to come up with a satisfactory solution way to get humans there safely... To continue reading, subscribe to Science Recorder today.
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