In order to learn more about worlds beyond Earth, scientists are currently developing cutting-edge tools to attach to rovers and probes. A team at RMIT University and the start-up CD3D has just received a grant from the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars initiative to develop a miniature radar device, known as MAPrad, that can help us see below the surface of other planets.
Cosmos spoke to team member James Macnae, CD3D CEO and RMIT Honorary Professor, about how this device will identify ice deposits and even hollowed out lava tubes on the Moon.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Finding alien lava tubes
Lauren Fuge is a science journalist at Cosmos. She holds a BSc in physics from the University of Adelaide and a BA in English and creative writing from Flinders University.
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