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What you need to remember about batteries is that inside of them is a volatile mix of chemicals, carefully harnessed to keep your gadgets alive. You'd be forgiven for thinking the worst thing that can happen to them is that they run out too fast, but really the most concerning thing is when they malfunction and, well, explode.
This video from NASA is proof that even if you land a nuclear-powered car on Mars, there's no such thing as a perfect week. The Morpheus Lander — NASA's eco-friendly lander designed to carry things like rover vehicles to the moon — had its first powered-flight test this week. Sadly, the results were fiery, explosive and downright sad to watch.