Robot Snakes On Mars May Be Happening

Robot snakes on Mars is not the premise of a new movie starring Samuel L. Jackson, but rather, a real possibility in space exploration and the coolest science story we’ve heard in the past ten minutes.

The European Space Agency hatched the robot snakes plan, out-cooling us in the space race and opening up new avenues to learn more about Mars. While NASA’s rovers Curiosity and Opportunity rovers made contact with the nearby planet and learned us some interesting new things, the crafts are bulky and unwieldy, the more efficient robot snakes are being floated to get where our Hummer H2 like vehicles were unable to penetrate.

Prototypes for robot snakes that can be used in Mars exploration may be ready to go as early as December.