Pictured above isn’t a new concept car from Ferrari or whoever, but a new Moon rover designed by Carnegie Mellon University. And it looks pretty damn cool. It even has a cool name – the Scarab.
Whilst Mars may have Spirit and Opportunity plodding along like dorks, collecting samples and taking photos, the Moon may soon have this beast tearing up the craters – and I don’t just mean that in the hyperbolic sense, as it is designed to get at the minerals a metre below the surface on the dark side of the moon.
Now just before we all rush out to the boozer, take a second to remember how small we all are and, basically, how bloody brilliantly mind-blowing space is. Here are pictures from the stars of what it looks like when the moon passes in front of the Earth – from 31 million miles away.
Recent testing of ancient moon rock collected by astronauts in the 70s has found evidence of water. Scientists have been applying new and more powerful techniques on the volcanic glass ‘pebbles’ than were available back when were popping back forth to our orbiting neighbour.
It could be one small step for Sergey Brin, co-founder of Google, but it could be a giant leap for search-engine-kind…
Forget leaving money to the kids. They’ll just waste it on cars and holidays. The gentlemanly to spend your life savings post-death is clearly having your ashes dumped on the surface of the moon.
Yes. Having your ashes dumped ON THE SURFACE OF…
We’ve already had the X-Prize space flight contest that saw SpaceShipOne become the first private craft to orbit the Earth – now Google is offering a prize fund of $30m to the first private company that can stick a ship on the Moon.
They won’t be able to fake it again, though
– Adobe are launching Photoshop Express, a free stripped-down online version (Gadget Lab)
– Google is offering $30 million to whoever lands a robotic spacecraft on the moon first (Daily Tech)…