Curiosity’s Cousins: Autonomous Polar Robots Explore Earth’s Extremes (Wired)


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Solar-powered Cool Robot and its younger cousin Yeti prowl the terrain of Greenland and Antarctica, gathering data above and below the surface. Currently, Yeti is in Antarctica, Wired writes, “peering beneath the ice and snow on Mt. Erebus, in search of steam-carved caves hiding in the volcano’s ice cap.”

Read the full story, published 12/12/12 in Wired.

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