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Mars Ball

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Mars Ball

Mars Ball

Mars Ball

Only Available in Archive Formats.

NPR's David Kestenbaum reports that researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have just unveiled their latest plan for exploring the surface of Mars. They are studying the idea of using a giant, lightweight, two-story tall beach ball. Equipped with scientific instruments, the so-called "tumbleweed ball" could potentially explore vast tracts of planetary terrain — powered by a few gusts of Martian wind.