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How to explore the surface of a comet or asteroid

Working with the Jet Propuslion Laboratory, Marco Pavone, an assistant professor of aeronautics and astronautics, has developed a robot concept called Hedgehog that could explore the microgravity environment of comets and asteroids by hopping and rolling around on them. See Hedgehog in action in the microgravity environment of a "vomit comet" parabolic flight.