Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa

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drilled through 2,430 feet of ice in Antarctica to get to the water underneath, they only expected to find a few microbes here and there. Instead, they discovered a thriving community of fish and crustaceans — all thanks to a remote-controlled robot that could one day also be used to explore one of Jupiter’s moon. It took the tubular robot called Deep-SCINI (Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging) 45 minutes just to traverse the hole made by pumping hot water through the Ross Ice Shelf.

via Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa.

via Robot finds fish beneath Antarctic ice, could be used to explore Europa.

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