A NASA-funded craft called the In-situ Vent Analysis Divebot for Exobiology Research will study hydrothermal vents at the Axial Seamount underwater volcano off Oregon's coast to prepare for the eventual exploration of water-filled moons in the solar system. InVADER, which will spend a year at the volcano, will practice using its technologies in the deep sea and gather measurements and samples from the vents.
Sea craft to study volcano's vents to prepare for space missions
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