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This Research Robot Will Study Microbes Living Beneath Lake Yellowstone

Scientists are making use of an innovative and high-tech research robot that is designed to be fully capable of exploring the deep waters of Yellowstone National Park in order to better understand the complex and fascinating microbes that dwell beneath the surface of Lake Yellowstone.

The robot will be fitted with high definition cameras that will send clear images of the lake floor to scientists. It is also equipped with a 5-function electric arm in addition to a temperature sensor, water sampling module as well as an array of equipment designed with the specific goal of being able to analyze hydrothermal fluids.

Ultimately, this research robot will enable scientists to gain a whole new insight into the fascinating microbes that live beneath Lake Yellowstone, helping to further knowledge of the area.