The Hidden Mathematics of the Mars Exploration Rover Mission

Jankvist, Uffe Thomas; Toldbod, Bjørn
January 2007
Mathematical Intelligencer;Winter2007, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p8
Academic Journal
The article cites an investigation on the mathematical aspects of the Mars Exploration Rover (MER) mission being performed at the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Jet Propulsion Laboratory. One of the more interesting aspects of the investigation was to figure out the invisibility of the mathematics involved in the mission. Particularly, the discussion focuses on the modeling aspects of the work which takes place before the actual mission is set in motion.


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