Nasa to Ex­plore Saturn’s Icy Moons for Alien Life

The Economic Times - - Around The World -

Wash­ing­ton: Nasa sci­en­tists have pro­posed de­ploy­ing a ro­botic sys­tem to ex­plore the ex­otic en­vi­ron­ment of the sub­sur­face oceans of Saturn’s icy moons that may po­ten­tially har­bour life. The pro­posed con­cept is to de­ploy a sur­faceto-sub­sur­face ro­botic sys­tem, which will land on the sur­face of an icy moon, tra­verse to a cry­o­vol­cano, de­scend into its open­ing and ul­ti­mately de­ploy un­der­wa­ter ve­hi­cles to ex­plore a sub­sur­face ocean. PTI

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