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Autonomous robotic space explorers by 2020

By 2020 scientists hope to launch specialized space robots that will be able to fly around space and study areas of interest. These autonomous machines will be able to analyze their surroundings to determine what needs to be studied and how. The process will certainly be very sophisticated, but the calculations are expected to be… Read More »

NASA’s tumbleweed-inspired rovers for large scale planetary exploration

NASA has had enormous success in exploring Mars using traditional wheeled rovers. Sojourner was the first rover to successfully land and explore the Martian surface and it was later followed by the larger Spirit and Opportunity rovers that are still operational today. However, the traditional rover design is limited to exploring areas that are nearby… Read More »