NASA Plans to Dive a Robotic Submarine into One of Titan’s Polar Seas

February 16, 2015 9:00 AM

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NASA recently unveiled the plans of building a robotic submarine that would submerse in the methane seas of one of the Saturn’s largest moons, Titan. The deep-sea craft, dubbed Titan Submarine Phase I Conceptual Design, was designed by NASA Glenn’s COMPASS Team and the Applied Research Lab.

The new sub looks like some of the very old subs used on Earth during the Civil War, but the technology it uses is far from old since it will be an unmanned undersea vehicle that must face an unknown and hostile environment.

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