Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mars Exploration Rover 2003

This is cool...


Huan said...

I wouldn't be suprised if someone started complaining about tyre tracks being left on virgin martian soil.
Pretty cool robot, though I prefer Amistad or Sniper.
I wonder how much scifi and real life crossover when things like self powering robots are concerned?

vaudeviewgalor raandisisraisins said...

whenever i see slow moving things like this i think of that P K Dick story of the robot that crawls into rooms and plants dna around to frame people.

Phil M said...

That reminds me, I must watch
Wall-E again

Neal Asher said...

It's a fairly old animation. I found it while researching Martian geolody/environment. Previously I'd only seen bits of it. What gets me, seeing the whole thing, is the number of transformation/ separations gone through to get that robot down on the surface. Lot of mechanical operations that could easily fail ... as they have done with other probes.

Graeme said...

Never mind all that. How much is that thing going to be worth as a science antique in years to come? How much would you pay for a rock, abraided by the Mars rover, or for that matter anything we fired off into space during the pioneer ages.

These are the things that one day, will sit in glass cases belonging to the utterly wealthy?

Imagine being the bloke wealthy enough to send his private craft to snaffle up Voyager 2 for his private collection.

I Wikied this: How long it's been out there already. 33 years, 4 months, and 10 days ago