Nomad will let scientists practice geology from thousands of miles away.
A pair of high resolution color cameras
will let scientist look at rocks and
soil in 3D. Scientists will try to come to conclusions about the geology in
the Atacama Desert
and then scientists in the desert willtell them if they were right or not.
The Atacama Desert in Northern Chile
Nomad is also practicing for a mission to Antarctica
where it will search for meteorites from
Mars and other regions of our
is going to become very important in the study of other
planets. Scientist will have to use these techniques to learn about the
history of places that people cannot go to.
Nomad has a weather station on board as well. Researchers will be able to
tell the weather conditions in the desert without being there.
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Last Modified on: Thu Jun 12, 1997