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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. IceMole is an autonomous ice research probe, incorporating a new type of ice-melting tip for the exploration of polar regions, glaciers and extra-terrestrial regions, developed by a team from the FH Aachen, a Fachhochschule in Aachen, Germany. The advance over previous probes is that the IceMole can change direction and can be recovered after being employed. A driving screw allows the probe to drill through soil and other contaminations in the ice. The IceMole is being developed using rapid prototyping. As of April 2011, the probe is in its first prototype and it has been designed to carry out the subsurface investigation of terrestrial glaciers and ice shields. It is planned that future versions of the probe would be suitably adapted for extraterrestrial ice research, e.g. on the polar caps of Mars, the Jovian moon of Europa, or Saturn's moon Enceladus. The robot resulted from a student project at the Fachbereich Luft- und Raumfahrttechnik at the FH Aachen, led by Prof. Dr.-Ingshow more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 118g
  • Acu Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136597748
  • 9786136597744