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Nasa lunar vehicle unveiled

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Nasa unveiled its latest prototype lunar vehicle at the tail-end of Barack Obama's inauguration parade in Washington DC.

The Lunar Electric Rover was tested in the Arizona desert last October and is run by a plug-in electric Lithium-ion battery.

Nasa is sharing its technology with the US automobile industry.

The strange looking vehicle has plenty of time to wait till being used for its intended purpose, as astronauts are not due to go back to the moon until 2020.

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