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Radioactivity Could Power Hopping Robots on Mars

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Scientists are exploring rocket-propelled hopping vehicles that can wander places wheeled rovers only dream of going. The idea is to blast gas from the Martian atmosphere out in jets for thrust.
A number of ideas for Martian hoppers have been floated, all of which face the challenge of needing a lot of energy and low weight to hop useful distances.
But now .  .  .

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