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In 2004, the hottest car in the world will have a top speed of 10 ft. per min.--if, that is, the world happens to be Mars. NASA is currently testing two robotic rovers to send to the Red Planet in a mission set to launch next summer. The two solar-powered vehicles will travel up to 330 ft.--compared with Sojourner's 16 ft.--a day while using their nine cameras and three spectrometers to make scientific observations. First on the agenda? Looking for traces of water. INVENTOR NASA AVAILABILITY January 2004 TO LEARN MORE fido.jpl.nasa.gov

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