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Why Origami Machines May Unlock Secrets of Mars and the Universe Options
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Why Origami Machines May Unlock Secrets of Mars and the Universe

If some NASA researchers have their way, Mars exploration technology of the future may rely on an art form from the past. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) has developed a Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) prototype that could change how we ... More...
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The mystery about why they were created has been debated for decades.

One theory is that the geoglyphs are connected in some way to water.
For example, a triangular geoglyph at the bottom of the Cerro Blanco mountain runs along the water veins inside the mountain, while the condor geoglyph is linked to local legend, which states that when the condor flies over the mountain, ‘great rains follow’.
Similarly, the ‘hummingbird’ geoglyph only appears in the summer following heavy rainfall.
All of the drawings were said to have been drawn using a single line, that never crosses itself, and were believed to be an appeal to the gods to bring rain.


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2715588/Mystery-Nazca-Lines-deepens-Gales-sandstorms-reveal-geoglyphs-snake-llama-Peruvian-desert.html#ixzz4cS0wpziy
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