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ESA Tests Out Rover In Chile Desert
2012-06-19 04:45:40

A challenge that ESA set out to have an engineering team create a rover that could steer itself in a Martian desert has finally been met.

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2008-10-27 12:10:00

Roving on the Moon is not easy. Lunar robotic explorers have to travel in a vacuum, over rough and steep terrain covered by crust and dust.

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2004-11-30 07:45:00

A big advantage of space robots is that they need neither food nor drink and can support very inhospitable conditions. More important still, although expensive to design and produce, their loss is always preferable to that of an astronaut.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.