NASA is set to test a new snake-like robot to study one of the 83 Saturn’s moons. The new robot called EELS, the Exobiology Extant Life Surveyor, will look for water and life-supporting evidence on the surface of Enceladus, an icy moon of Saturn planet.
EELS Studies Glaciers & Volcanos
The primary focus of the EELS is on the glaciers and volcanoes, which the scientists think might help in exploring the surface of one of Saturn’s moons. Scientists have been suspecting that huge amounts of water may lie underneath the icy surface of Enceladus, which will prove to be a challenging task to explore considering the hostile conditions on the surface.
NASA Didn’t Issue Launch Date
NASA has not yet disclosed any launch date, which means no launch will be expected in years to come. If the launch of the 16-foot-long robot is successful, scientists will be able to understand the surface and will be helpful in answering deep questions about the solar system.