NASA shows off future rover made from rods and cables

December 26, 2013 4:10 PM

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NASA currently has a rover exploring Mars called Curiosity and it's not the first rover to explore the red planet. The thing that most of the rovers NASA has sent on exploration missions so far have in common is the wheel. The rovers use wheels to get around the surface of the planet for their exploration.

One of the big challenges that comes with sending rovers to explore planets and their moons further from the Earth, such as Saturn's moon Titan, is that more space in the spacecraft is required for fuel meaning that rovers can’t be as large as they might be for missions closer to home. NASA is showi...

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