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NASA將探訪夏威夷海底火山 撈取外星人線索

2012-12-31 本文已影響 3.18W人 

NASA is launching a new project to help it better understand the deepest parts of space, without ever leaving Earth.

美國國家航空航天局(NASA)正在開展一項新的研究活動,即無需離開地球,就可以揭示太空最深處是否存在外星生命體。

The announcement, made last Tuesday, is part of the government space agency's Systematic Underwater Biogeochemical Science and Exploration Analog (SUBSEA) project and will help aid NASA's search for life in deep space, as well as better understanding of our own planet.

於上週二發表的這則聲明,是該政府太空機構的系統水下生物地球化學科學和勘探模擬(SUBSEA)項目的一部分。該項目將幫助NASA探索海底火山口附近存在的生命體,並更好地瞭解我們自己的星球。

NASA believes the environment around a deep-sea volcano off the coast of Hawaii is similar to that of Saturn's moon, Enceladus.

NASA認爲,夏威夷海岸附近的深海火山的周圍環境,與土星的衛星土衛二很相似。

NASA將探訪夏威夷海底火山 撈取外星人線索

"Studying the extreme conditions where life can survive on Earth will help them understand the potential for life to exist on other ocean worlds in the solar system," NASA said on its website.

NASA在其網站上表示:“研究地球上生命生存的極端條件,將有助於瞭解太陽系其他行星海洋世界存在生命的可能性。”

As part of the SUBSEA project, the robots, named Hercules and Argus, will study the biology, geology and chemistry of the region.

作爲SUBSEA項目的一部分,兩個名爲大力神和阿格斯的機器人將研究海底火山附近的生物、地質和化學情況。

NASA is teaming up with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Ocean Exploration Trust (OET) on the project. The OET is operating the robots, which were launched from its exploration vessel, Nautilus.

NASA正與美國國家海洋和大氣管理局、海洋探索信託基金(OET)合作開展這一項目。OET負責從“鸚鵡螺”號探測船上發射機器人。

The SUBSEA team will spend three weeks at sea and will study the volcano and simulate human-robotic exploration to help with future deep-space missions, NASA said.

NASA表示,這支SUBSEA團隊將在海底度過三週時間,研究海底火山並模擬人機探索,爲未來尋找太陽系中外星生命做準備。

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