A team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has built a new needle-like robot that can descend through ice-fields to explore the sea floor beneath —and this is the first footage it’s returned.
Attempts to study the rate at which these sheets move and melt have been hamstrung by conventional monitoring methods. That's why a team has gone ahead and connected one such ice sheet to the Internet of Things.
Last month, the ESA landed on a comet 300 million miles away to take samples that could help unravel our solar system's origins. It turns out there are pieces of comets closer to home, too – with fragments found in Antarctica.