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Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars

26 May 2020, 18:10 UTC
Tiny Cardboard Aircraft Could Fly in the Skies of Mars NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell Univ./Arizona State Univ.

What would be the best method for exploring planetary atmospheres, such as at Mars, Venus or even Earth? One group of researchers are developing tiny, levitating “nanocardboard” aircraft that could hover in alien skies. They would fly like dust floating in beams of sunlight – but intelligently, and with a purpose.

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