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Move Over, Rover — Here Comes the Space Hedgehog

Stanford University researchers are working with NASA to design a spiked space apparatus capable of maneuvering efficiently across asteroid and moon surfaces on which low gravity and rough terrain would bog down a regular rover. Scientists nicknamed the robots “hedgehogs” due to their round, spiky appearance. Those working on the project hope to eventually land the ‘hogs on [...]