Luckily, Curiosity isn't doomed to live in this condition forever. While the holes and scratches are pretty much a foregone conclusion, there's a chance that the dust will get blown off by the winds on Mars. That's exactly what happened to the Opportunity rover earlier this year. In March, NASA had the 10-year-old rover take a picture of its remarkably clean solar panels earlier this year. According to NASA, they're cleaner than they've been since the rover spent its first winter on Mars in 2005.