News Articles with Category: NASA Project: SIMPLE

Drill Project Reveals Sub-Ice Ecosystem Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

January 22, 2015 - via University of Nebraska-Lincoln Scientists are learning a bit more about the ecosystems thriving beneath Antarctic ice. Using a hot-water drill and an underwater robotic vehicle, researchers have made some new discoveries about Antarctica's geology and biology.

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Georgia Tech Visits Antarctica In Search For Extraterrestrial Life

January 15, 2015 - via Georgia Tech Research Institute Icefin is an autonomous underwater vehicle. The researchers drill a hole through the ice, then send the submersible down into the ocean. Once it's in the water, it collects information about the ocean below the ice and what the underside of the ice shelf looks like.

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Design of an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle to Calibrate the Europa Clipper Ice-Penetrating Radar

January 15, 2015 - via Stone Aerospace The ARTEMIS vehicle - a heavily morphed long-range, low drag variant of the highly successful 4-degree-of-freedom hovering sub-ice ENDURANCE bot -- will be deployed from a sea-ice drill hole adjacent the McMurdo Ice Shelf (MIS)

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UNL team builds deep-water robot for Antarctic exploration

January 15, 2015 - via University of Nebraska-Lincoln The robot, known as Deep-SCINI (Submersible Capable of under Ice Navigation and Imaging), is designed to run deeper than previous missions under the leading edge of the Antarctic ice shelf.

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NASA Project: SIMPLE

January 15, 2015 - via Georgia Tech Sub-Ice Marine and PLanetary-analog Ecosytems (SIMPLE)

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