After years of naming landmarks on the Red Planet by themselves, space mission rover teams now wants the public to get involved in Mars exploration much the same way.
A space programme led by a Scottish research group has received about 4 million pounds in funding to develop a drill to explore the surface of Mars.
Researchers have apparently taken inspiration from legless slithering reptiles- snakes- to design a brand new Mars exploration robot.
Despite big challenges, man could be sent on a mission to Mars over the next 20 years, NASA and private sector experts have said.
Day in Pics: 30th September
Showbiz World - September 30, 2014
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