Listen Now: NASA Searching For Underwater Alien Life
NASA is searching for alien life. Not among the stars, but below the waves.
NASA scientists are testing an upside-down underwater rover in the oceans of Antarctica to search for life in frozen alien oceans. According to Business Insider, the rover is built for surfaces of places such as the moons of Jupiter and Saturn. But before heading up there the rover will be tested in the frozen waters of Antartica.
Besides driving along the ocean floor it will also drive along the frozen shelf of water at the surface. This will allow it to get multiple measurements of whatever is lurking below. The rover can also power down safely and turn back on when needed, so it can stay submerged while conserving energy.
The team plans on testing the rover on earth until it can safely stay underwater for months at a time. All this comes after the recent discovery of water vapor on one of Jupiter’s moons, proof there is liquid water below.
Hard evidence could lead to further exploration of these planets, something NASA has denied in the past.
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