Monday, March 27, 2017
Venus Rover to be Powered by 2,300-Year-Old Mechanism
Venus Rover to be Powered by 2,300-Year-Old Mechanism | Mysterious Universe: "After lying on the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea for over 2,000 years — an ignominious end for the first analog computer which was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses — the Antikythera mechanism is back in business with a new mission … to Venus. NASA announced that a group of engineers is designing a new rover around the ancient computer as a way to keep it working in the harsh Venusian climate. In simple terms, it’s a “automata.”"