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LSU scientists receive grant to further Antarctic research

6 years 8 months 4 weeks ago Tuesday, March 08 2016 Mar 8, 2016 March 08, 2016 7:29 AM March 08, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE- LSU scientists have secured nearly $3 million in NASA funding to develop a cryobot that will use lasers to melt through miles-thick Antarctic ice to search for life in lakes and oceans below.
Research from the Sub-glacial Polar Ice Navigation, Descent and Lake Exploration crybot, known as SPINDLE, will help develop a system that could be used in life-detection missions to one of the ice-covered ocean worlds of the outer solar system.
LSU geologist Peter Doran and Stone Aerospace founder Bill Stone have assembled a diverse team of polar and planetary scientists to develop the ice-penetrating system. The first part of the system will melt through the ice with powerful lasers. The system also will include a hovering autonomous underwater vehicle that will do reconnaissance, search for life and collect samples.

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