The agile lemur inspires a four-legged NASA automaton that will roam Martian terrain too extreme for wheeled rovers
By Jonathon Keats
Posted 02.04.2006 at 3:00 am 0 Comments
Exploring the intricacies of Martian geology requires a steady climber, nimble enough to scale cliffs and dexterous enough to sample the strata. A climbing primate would be a good candidate, if only there were air to breathe and the temperature were warmer than -140
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