This happened to be the same day that another division of NASA landed a rover, dubbed Curiosity, on Mars.
His latest book is Blood's A rover, the final volume of his Underworld U.S.A. trilogy, published on Sept. 22 by Knopf.
To discuss his work in The rover—and his career more generally—Pattinson recently sat down with The Daily Beast in Los Angeles.
The rover had previously discovered definitive evidence of running water in the relatively recent past.
How was making The rover different than making the Twilight movies?
“We may fight them if they oppose us, and conquer them as we did the rover,” cried Hugh.
He has always been a rover, often tried to settle down but could not.
But once when Hepzebiah fell in the pond after her doll, rover swam in and caught her dress in his mouth and brought her to shore.
"Lay along, rover," I muttered, preparing for another snooze.
From the deck the captain made his way below, followed by Mr. rover, who was anxious to learn the extent of the injuries.
late 14c., "sea-robber, pirate," from Middle Dutch rover "robber, predator, plunderer," especially in zeerovere "pirate," literally "sea-robber," from roven "to rob," from Middle Dutch roof "spoil, plunder," related to Old English reaf "spoil, plunder," reafian "to reave" (see reave (v.)). Meaning "remote-controlled surface vehicle" is from 1970.