In the near future, scientists will send a special tunnel bot to the Europe satellite
Jupiter`s moon, the icy world Europe has long been studied. In recent years, several devices have flown past the satellite, all of them in one way or another studied this wonderful world. During the period from 1995 to 2003 in this part of the Solar system was a probe NASA Galileo ("Galileo") he was closest to the object and even flew several times near the satellite of Jupiter. Scientists already have high-quality photos of the surface of Europe, so it is reasonable to plan a landing expedition to this moon of Jupiter.
Scientists have studied all the materials concerning the satellite Europe and came to the conclusion that with high probability on this satellite can be under the thickness of the frozen ice salty ocean. This under-ice ocean could have a and the living forms of organisms, or perhaps what`s left of them. In any case, until you fly, until you melt a thick layer of ice, until you know the truth about what lies under the ice cap satellite Europe
Some scientists tend to believe that living organisms in the aquatic world of Europe may be in the bottom part, while others on the contrary believe that if there is something alive in the salty ocean of Europe, it is something that lives clearly closer to the surface, as at the bottom of such a salty ocean and dark and enormous pressure. In any case, while there are arguments or what new has not been put forward, and the probe for drilling ice is not yet ready.
Scientists do not even know the exact data on the thickness of the ice shell on the satellite Europe. Some believe that it is about a couple of km, but there are suggestions that the shell of ice can reach more impressive dimensions in thickness, maybe 20 km and even 30 km of ice. To put the lander on the surface of Europe is not a problem, but to drill such a powerful shell is not yet solved.
Not solved as it turned out there is nothing, you just have to wait for the time until the human thought to imagine the seriousness of the operation and come up with for example a nuclear drill for melting ice. It is possible to create a nuclear reactor, which would be releasing heat would heat a special drill, which after such heating would go to the depths of Europe as a knife in warm butter.
Already a group of scientists came up with a system and is ready to implement it. The system is called "tunnel bot" ("tunnelbot"), this bot or drill will be able to melt the ice cap of the satellite and already when it gets into the ice Kingdom, it will be able to look for living organisms, in General, the idea is innovative, there would be money, implementation is possible.
In order to interest investors, the developers of the nuclear drill came up with two concepts for the implementation of the "tunnel bot": in the first case, a portable nuclear reactor will be installed in the drill, and in the second, heating will be carried out in a slightly different way, but that option and the other will be based on heating the working drill tool. The drill will go into the depths of the ice and a special cable with amplification will transmit all the necessary information. If NASA finds the money to implement such a mission, it is likely that this mission will be carried out in the allotted time.
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