NASA’s new drones are taking on bizarre shapes

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In the context of space exploration, the term “rover” conjures images of multi-wheeled robots with big, bulky bodies covered in scientific instruments. NASA’s Mars rovers are probably the most iconic of all, but when the space agency is ready to send a spacecraft to Saturn’s Moons, the bots that make the trip will likely look a whole lot different.

NASA recently announced its intentions to send a drone helicopter to Saturn’s moon Titan in the not-so-distant future. An aerial drone will provide scientists with the ability to travel over huge distances much more rapidly than would be the case with a ground-based rover, and the designs being tested are truly out of this world.

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