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Robot Cars on Mars Instruments and Future Advancements For many years scientists that studied the planet mars have tried to make a remote controlled vehicle that could withstand the arrival landing and that could gather useful information that could bring us to understand the ways of Mars Whatever info that was gathered has come from Arial photos and thermal readings The world has made numerous prototypes of different kinds of vehicles that could travel to the moon but none of them has come close to the newly built ROVER The Rover is equipped with several different reading systems that I will explain about There has also been a lot of myths about mars like what the face on its surface means or if theirs life on Mars and with this device we might just learn a little more about those topics The overall competition that the rover faces was APEX which only featured one instrument but the Rover offers six different tools which dig tell temperature and if water was once in a certain spot The detailed descriptions of the tools are as follows A pancam is the eyes of the operation The Rover holds two of these high-resolution digital cameras on its mast It has a panoramic 3-D view of mars with unbelievable resolution It beats the cameras on the pathfinder about 4 times with its resolution These cameras offer the best look at mars yet Scientists will see not only where certain Martian surface features around the Lander are located but also which features warrant further investigation Pancam imaging can tell the story of Martian rock distribution dunes and maybe ancient waterways Imaging at different wavelengths can even tell about the mineralogical make-up of the Martian surface it pictures The next instrument is the Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer or Mini-TES This operation works when the Mini-TES observes the infrared or thermal radiation emitted by rocks and soils Most minerals have
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