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Fraser
2005-Aug-11, 05:30 PM
SUMMARY: Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University and NASA are preparing to head back to Chile's Atacama desert to search for evidence of life with ZoŽ, an autonomous solar-powered rover. During this third trial, ZoŽ will travel 180 km (112 miles) across the desert, seeking micro-organisms. Researchers have chosen Atacama because it's one of the driest places on Earth, and one of the best analogs for finding life on Mars. This time around, it'll build a 3D map of soil to show how populations of bacteria cluster together.

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suitti
2005-Aug-12, 05:35 PM
And, it has nifty handles for kids. No doubt, part of the educational program. :unsure: