Cryobots Could Drill Into Icy Moons With Remote Fiber-Optic Laser Power

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April 26, 2012 by yamakashi

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Future extraterrestrial rovers may be powered remotely by high-energy laser beams shot through miles of thin fiber-optic cables. This new technology could allow robotic probes to penetrate thick layers of ice to explore Antarctic lakes or the subterranean oceans on icy moons like Europa or Enceladus, and even power a new kind of rocket into space.

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