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NASA Swimming Robots in Space: Apart from Earth, is there life on any other planet in the universe? Is life flourishing somewhere outside our solar system? NASA is about to find the answer.
NASA Swimming Robots: If there is one biggest question in the world, it is, are we alone in this universe? Apart from Earth, is there life on any other planet in the universe? Is life flourishing somewhere outside our solar system? In order to find the answer to this question, for the last several decades, many missions have been done in space (space).Space News) has been sent. Space exploration missions have been sent from Mars to Saturn. However, so far no concrete evidence of life on aliens or any other planet has been found. But now the US space agency NASA has decided to prepare floating robots to search for aliens.
NASA is building a bunch of tiny floating robots. These robots will be sent to planets full of oceans, to search for aliens under water. In fact, an expert from the US Space Agency has given the idea of sending these small robots to those planets, where oceans are present under a thick sheet of ice. This plan can be used to find alien life in the oceans present under the many miles thick icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa or Saturn’s moon Enceladus. It is said that aliens may exist in the oceans under the moons of Europa and Enceladus.
How will these little robots work?
NASA engineer Ethan Schaler said, ‘My idea is where can we send these little robots and how can we use them to search for aliens in our solar system?’ He said, ‘With a swarm of small swimming robots, we will be able to detect aliens in a large area in the ocean. Collecting data by multiple robots in the same area can also improve our measurement. This unique project has been named as SWIM (Sensing With Independent Micro-Swimmers). Once funding is received, a team will begin prototyping these tiny floating robots for the next two years.
Robots will swim in water like fish
The intention of the space agency is to make a triangular shaped robot. These floating robots will be 5 inches long and 3 to 5 cubic inches in volume. About 50 robots will be packed into the cryobot. After this, these robots will swim together in swarms like clue-finding fish in the oceans. The main ship will mostly carry the kit for data gathering during long journeys under thick ice. A lander will also be present on the surface of the ice, which will serve to transmit the data from the ocean to the Earth.