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Rovers in the desert

I took a field trip to watch scientists and engineers play in the sand with Mars rover models, and got a bonus tour of some evidence for the "Snowball Earth" hypothesis.
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Mars 3-D – A Rover’s-Eye View of the Red Planet

Academics / Astronomy : Skymania News (15 hours ago)

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice Mars 3-D. By Jim Bell. Sterling Books. ISBN 978-1-4549-1178-4. £14.99 It’s nearly Christmas time – no, sorry it is, there’s no putting it off any longer – and t... Read Post

Curiosity: NASA's next generation Mars rover

Arts / Photography : PhotoBlog on msnbc.com (3 years ago)

Members of the Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity team, which includes rover drivers and scientists, test out an engineering model of its next generation Mars rover, dubbed "Curiosity", in the desert near Baker, Calif. on Thursday, M... Read Post

Scarecrow Mars rover takes spin in California desert

Academics / General Science : Short Sharp Science (3 years ago)

NASA's Curiosity rover, still en route for Mars, has an Earthly double with no computer brains. This week, scientists took it out for a trial run Read Post


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