View Full Version : Tumbleweed Rover Rolls in Antarctica

2005-Sep-07, 02:18 AM
SUMMARY: A 2-metre robotic beach ball has completed a 70-kilometre journey at the South Pole, validating an unusual form that a future rover could take on the surface of another planet. The tumbleweed rover was powered by wind, which kept it rolling at an average speed of 1.3 kph - but sometimes as high as 16 kph. A rover like this could be blown across the surface of Mars, searching for underground sources of water that would be impossible to detect from orbit.

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