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Racing with the Sun

MIT’s solar-vehicle team makes a strong showing down under.

Slideshow: Eleanor charges her battery pack in the hot Australian sun before a test drive in the 2009 World Solar Challenge in October.
Slideshow: The solar array is tilted towards the setting sun in order to get as much energy into the batteries as possible after a day of racing.
Slideshow: The team celebrates in the fountain at Victoria Square in Adelaide after crossing the finish line.
Slideshow: The team poses with Eleanor at the finish line.
Slideshow: Eleanor streaks across the Nevada desert during a test drive in June 2009.
Slideshow: The array gets lifted off of Eleanor during a test drive around Cambridge during the summer of 2009.
Slideshow: The University of New South Wales’ solar car inches past Eleanor on day four of the race.

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