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#1 2003-11-06 15:50:19

From: USA
Registered: 2002-05-30
Posts: 9,734

Re: Interplanetary Hitchhiker - ...Finnish Rover Needs a Lift!

Read Me

*Interesting.  It's called "Miro," is touted as having "the most advanced planetary drilling equipment ever devised," but they've hit some snags regarding funding and budgets.

Hopefully a solution can be found soon.


We all know [i]those[/i] Venusians: Doing their hair in shock waves, smoking electrical coronas, wearing Van Allen belts and resting their tiny elbows on a Geiger counter...

--John Sladek (The New Apocrypha)


#2 2003-11-16 12:28:42

From: Belgium (Antwerp)
Registered: 2003-11-15
Posts: 58

Re: Interplanetary Hitchhiker - ...Finnish Rover Needs a Lift!

Probably when Finland joins the ESA projects, the rover will get a place on one of the next rides to Mars ?

Dit anibodie sea my englich somwere ?


#3 2003-11-16 14:12:42

Free Spirit
Registered: 2003-06-12
Posts: 167

Re: Interplanetary Hitchhiker - ...Finnish Rover Needs a Lift!

The United States should offer to launch it.  Drilling is probably the only way we're going to find evidence of life on Mars since the surface is so hostile and prone to erosion.  The article doesn't say though how deep the rover can drill.  Hopefully it can go at least the 20 centimeters it said comparable technology is capable of.

My people don't call themselves Sioux or Dakota.  We call ourselves Ikce Wicasa, the natural humans, the free, wild, common people.  I am pleased to call myself that.  -Lame Deer


#4 2003-12-01 10:39:58

Ian Flint
From: Colorado
Registered: 2003-09-24
Posts: 437

Re: Interplanetary Hitchhiker - ...Finnish Rover Needs a Lift!

The article says Miro will take a sample from a depth of two meters.  Nice!!


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