NASA launches robot again in the volcano

    A person without superpowers will not be able to explore the volcano from the inside. Therefore, NASA developed a robot that is capable of this.


    VolcanoBot 1 is a geological robot inspired by the fascination with volcanoes Carolyn Parcheta, a NASA employee. Back in school, she witnessed a researcher in a television program taking a lava sample, and promised herself to do something like this.

    The first mission of the robot was to work in the Kilauea volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. As noted in NASA, no one really knows how the eruption occurs, no one saw the volcano at this moment from the inside. The data obtained by the robot helps scientists create a 3D map of the volcano.

    The robot has been improvedturning into a more maneuverable VolcanoBot 2. In March of this year, he will follow in the footsteps of the first robot and explore cracks in the same volcano in Hawaii.

    Parcheta is sure that most often magma erupts from cracks, and that this applies not only to the Earth, but also to Mars, Europe, Mercury and the Moon. There are no technologies that are able to investigate cracks and hollows, and work remains to be done on their creation - including exploring volcanoes on the home planet.

    Carolyn Parchet and VolcanoBot 2

    Volcano Olympus , Mars

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