He extended the detector's range to maximum, and worked the scanners up the sheer face of the cliff toward the top.
Scanners swept smoothly over the wilderness of stone jutting up between the ship and the mine.
Number Three's brain was here, its scanners, its tabulating and recording apparatus, its signal system.
According to the scanners, it was full of loose rubble for a hundred feet down.
It had been vitrified solid; the scanners reported that it was plugged for ten feet.
The scanners, the blasters, the identification screen—all the complex, electronic watchdogs—depended solely upon power.
There was no need for them, for scanners formed a protective grid over the area.