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How do yo land a nuke-powered Mini-Cooper on Mars?

tcd004 (134130) writes | more than 4 years ago

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tcd004 (134130) writes "Miles O'brien narrates this video simulation of NASA's next Mars shot, which promises to out-gun all previous efforts. The Mini Cooper-sized Mars Science Laboratory, which is now named Curiosity, will crawl the Martian surface under steam from a nuclear powerplant—but it's a gentile giant compared to it's predecessors. Recent theories have emerged that previous attempts at identifying organic compounds in Martian soil may have actually cooked away any signs of life-giving elements. Curiosity will go to great pains to avoid scorching the Earth...erm...Mars."

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