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Robot Spelunkers Go For a Dip

Robotic mapping technology

From L-R: guide Keeton Kroon; Andy Klesh of JPL; and John Leichty of JPL. Klesh and Leichty ventured out to Alaska's Matanuska Glacier to test robotic mapping technology in underwater tunnel systems called moulins.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA has changed the perspective of science, building satellites to study Earth's surface. Deep below that surface, where it's harder for satellites to see, is another story—but robotic technology might change that.

From Jet Propulsion Laboratory/NASA
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