NEW ROBOT PICTURES: Best Moon-Digging Rovers Named

NEW ROBOT PICTURES: Best Moon-Digging Rovers Named
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An excavator built by Team E-REX (pictured) got a special mention in the 2009 Regolith Excavation Challenge for lifting the most regolith—165 pounds (74 kilograms)—in a single haul.

Moon-digging rovers created by citizen inventors show that "innovation is not only alive but growing," according to Lynn Baroff, who headed the judging panel that awarded the cash prizes.
—Photograph courtesy Jamie Foster, California Space Authority
 
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