What Lies Beneath: NASA Antarctic Sub Goes Subglacial (W/Video)

From Terra Daily

by Staff Writers
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 06, 2013

When researcher Alberto Behar from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., joined an international Antarctic expedition last month on a trek to investigate a subglacial lake, he brought with him a unique instrument designed and funded by NASA to help the researchers study one of the last unexplored aquatic environments on Earth.

Called the Micro-Submersible Lake Exploration Device, the instrument was a small robotic sub about the size and shape of a baseball bat. Designed to expand the range of extreme environments accessible by humans while minimally disturbing the environment, the sub was equipped with hydrological chemical sensors and a high-resolution imaging system. . . . Read Complete Report

From NASA/JPL

Antarctic Sub-glacial Lake Mini-Sub

02.27.13


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NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory California Institute of Technology

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