Designer Edge Image of the Day – 5-8-13 – NASA’s GROVER Rover

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The newest tool is NASA scientists arsenal isn’t a space faring telescope of even a new rocket. NASA’s newest tool is a solar array totting, wind turbine holding, rover meant to analyze snow accumulation on the glaciers of Greenland.  Named GROVER (Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research) the 800 lb robot is currently undergoing tests on the massive island to determine whether a robot armed with a ground penetrating radar might prove to be an effective research tool.

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Image Courtesy of NASA