MARS ROVER to harvest its own fuel


Future Mars rovers would generate its own fuel with the help of CO2 present in the atmosphere of Mars. As per the popular science article

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2010-11/future-mars-robots-could-hop-long-distances-fueled-martian-co2

It says that these could make the rovers faster and explore more areas. The present Rover spirit has just hit the 25 KM mark after the mission started since 2003.

This could mean that more areas could be explored and potential for finding a good source of water if any could be expanded. Exciting times ahead. Also the fact that NASA is planning for a mars rover that could fly, both these ideas should come together for faster exploration of the planet.

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