NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

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NASA is planning to send a nuclear-powered submarine to explore one of the methane seas located on Saturn's moon Titan.The concept robot submarine is equipped with a seafloor camera and sampling system.

The submarine could fit into a space plane such as Boeing's X-37, which could land on Kraken Mare, the largest known body of liquid on Titan that consists mostly of liquid methane, or possibly drop the submarine using a parachute.
NASA hopes to use the submarine to explore the chemistry of Titan's seafloor and sea composition, as well as study its tides, weather, shoreline, islands and search for any type of life.
The submarine concept was showcased by NASA Glenn's COMPASS Team and researchers from Applied Research Lab at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Symposium in Florida.

The concept of the submarine is still in its very early stages, but the team expects that it may be up and running by 2047.

source:- zeenews.
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