View Full Version : Despite Dust Storms, Solar Power is Best for Mars Colonies

2008-Nov-21, 03:50 AM
Dust — a solar panel's worst nightmare. Is sending solar-powered robots to the Red Planet is a bad idea? Mars is a very dusty planet, and Mars dust sticks to everything, especially solar arrays. After all, Phoenix's death was probably hastened by a Sun-blocking dust storm, and rover Spirit was battered by the combined solar panel-coated [...]

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