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NASA developing plans to put robotic bees on Mars

NASA - Graphic depiction of "Marsbee" - Swarm of Flapping Wing Flyers for Enhanced Mars Exploration

HUNSTVILLE, ALABAMA -- Nasa scientists are developing plans to put a "swarm of flapping wing flyers" on Mars to explore.

The plan says a mobile rover will roam across the red planet and serve as a base for the swarm of "Marsbees".

The bees are robotic flapping wing flyers, the size of a bumblebee with cicada sized wings.

They'll have integrated sensors and wireless communication devices that NASA hopes will enhance the MARS exploration mission.

The University of Alabama team will work with a Japanese team on developing the bees.

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