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Robotic submarine built for Antarctica expedition

ALAMEDA, Calif. (KGO) — There is a groundbreaking project underway to explore a place no one has ever seen before. In Alameda, a robotic submarine is being built that will dive into the water beneath the ice of Antarctica. This unique expedition will venture into one of the last unexplored frontiers on the planet.

“It’s sort of like going to the moon and it’s somewhere where nobody has been,” said Ross Powell, Ph.D.

Powell, from Northern Illinois University, will be using this one-of-a-kind robotic submarine on a mission to Antarctica to find out how fast the ice sheet is being melted by the ocean underneath and what’s causing it to happen.

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