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Robotic tunneler may explore icy moons

June 12, 2015

A robotic ‘cryobot,’ designed to tunnel down through thick ice caps and penetrate subterranean seas, is undergoing tests on the Matanuska glacier in Alaska. It paves the way towards one day exploring the underground oceans of Jupiter’s moon, Europa, or other icy moons of the Outer Solar System.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: phys.org

Ice tunneler is being tested on a glacier in Antarctica. Next stop: Europa.

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