Remote Science


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

Meteorite Search

Nomad is also practicing for a mission to Antarctica where it will search for meteorites from Mars and other regions of our solar system.

Remote Geology 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