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AstrobioBot: The Story Begins
Astrobio Comics Presents
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Robotics & A.I.
Posted:   03/07/11

Summary: Astrobiology Magazine introduces our first comic series, The Amazing Adventures of AstrobioBot. This digital version of a Sunday comic will follow the journeys of a little robot as he builds himself into a full-fledged astrobiology explorer.

Our hero in the Amazing Adventures of AstrobioBot. Credit: Aaron L. Gronstal
Today, Astrobiology Magazine is introducing our new feature section for astrobiology-related cartoons and comics called "Astrobio Comics". This modern, digital version of the ‘Sunday Comic Strip´ will present an entertaining twist on news and events in the science of Astrobiology.

Our first comic series focuses on the story of how an exploration mission is developed. The tale is told through the eyes of a small robotic instrument who is determined to follow his destiny and become a full-fledged astrobiology adventurer.

When AstrobioBot´s program kicks in, he finds himself abandoned on a dusty shelf in a NASA robotics laboratory. Even though he has no wheels, he is still determined to reach the object of his desires - the planet Mars.

Follow the continuing adventures of AstrobioBot with a new comic strip each week. Credit: Aaron L. Gronstal
We hope to provide our readers, both young and young-at-heart, with an entertaining and light-hearted way to learn about current developments in Mars exploration. AstrobioBot is of course fictional, but his journey is rooted in reality. This year marks major advancements for Astrobiology´s role in the exploration of Mars. By the end of 2011, NASA will launch the largest Mars rover ever to explore the red planet - the Mars Science Laboratory´s (MSL) Curiosity rover. The MSL mission is the first since the Viking missions of the 1970s to include astrobiology as a primary mission objective.

Join AstrobioBot as he trains for a journey through the stars, meeting key people in Mars science, participating in important research and witnessing monumental events that will shape the future of our search for life on Mars.

To read the current instalments of the series, visit Astrobio Comics Presents.

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