On Earth of alien life there, but there are places that are very similar to its usual habitat. More precisely, it is the parts of living nature, where the conditions are radically different from the rest of the planet. There, to the active submarine volcano Loihi and go a new scientific sub NASA called SUBSEA.
SUBSEA is also the platform to accommodate specific equipment and apparatus for studying the corrosive environment. We don’t know for a fact that hides the icy surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus, or why not freeze liquid sea of Europe, a satellite of Jupiter. It is possible that there are full of underwater volcanoes and the planetoids and the sea constantly shaking from the gravitational effect of the gas giants, their owners. In any case, there is danger and many unknowns.
The first mission SUBSEA will be very simple – focus on the spot, not to die, to find promising sites to explore and make an initial inspection. To process close to the realities of space, the relationship artificially saturate interference. First, the simulated distance – to Mars, the signal is 12.5 minutes, to Jupiter 33-80 minutes, but you need to wait even a response. Second, sometimes the line will turn off, as if in the way of experiencing the area with intense radiation. What in space did not happen.
When “space sub” could really swim in other worlds, no one can argue is not taken. For example, NASA plans to send a probe to Jupiter Europe in 2020, but it simply does not exist tools to drill 1.5 km of ice to reach liquid water. And there, where the liquid is on the surface, yet it seems to be advisable the use of flying machines.
Source — NASA