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2004-12-22 08:40:00

It would be a planetary scientist's dream to peer through the eyes of a distant rover's lenses in real-time, looking around an alien landscape as if she were actually on the planet's surface, but current radio transmitters can't handle the bandwidth necessary for a video feed across several million miles.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.