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"ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.

ESA has been testing equipment, techniques and working methods for missions with astronauts in inner space for many years. Delving inside Earth and exploring caves often parallels the exploration of outer space, from a lack of sunlight to working in cramped spaces and relying on equipment for safety.

An extension of ESA's Cooperative Adventure for Valuing and Exercising human behaviour and performance Skills course, this CAVES-X1 expedition saw Luca join a scientific expedition organised by La Venta Association and the Commissione Grotte Eugenio Boegan in the La Cucchiara caves near Sciacca, Sicily."

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http://spaceref.com/nasa-hack-space/exploring-underground-with-a-colliding-drone.html
"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
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« Svar #1 på: 30.05.2017 22:46 »
"Course coordinator Francesco Sauro, an experienced caver and field geologist, said: 'The drone used its thermal camera to map how the cave continued all the way to an unexplored area featuring water, impossible to reach for humans.
'These tests will help us understand which technologies can be used in future exploration of lava tubes on Mars, for example.'
ESA's strategy sees humans and robots working together to explore and build settlements on planetary bodies, as well as improve our understanding of the origins of life in our Solar System."


Video and more:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4537114/Caged-drones-help-settlers-Mars-explore.html
"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"