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European ‘robot snake’ being prepared to assist Mars rover Curiosity

Robot snakes on Mars? Serpentine probe could explore Red Planet. (via The Christian Science Monitor) Scientists hope that the Mars “snake,” called Wheeko, will be able to do and see things that a six-wheeled rover cannot do or see.(SINTEF/YouTube) Last month, fans of the Curiosity rover’s images spotted something unusual…

Watch: One year on Mars and Curiosity is still roving

One year into a 23-month mission, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has assured its place in the history of planetary exploration as the most ambitious and one of the most successful attempts to date to explore the surface of another planet.;  …