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The Reason Behind NASA’s Exploration In Antarctica For Frozen Alien World

Feb 20, 2017 09:16 AM EST

NASA's Operation IceBridge Maps Changes To Antartica's Ice Mass
(Photo : Mario Tama/Getty Images) ANTARCTICA - OCTOBER 28: A section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet with mountains is viewed from a window of a NASA Operation IceBridge airplane on October 28, 2016 in-flight over Antarctica. NASA's Operation IceBridge has been studying how polar ice has evolved over the past eight years and is currently flying a set of 12-hour research flights over West Antarctica at the start of the melt season. Researchers have used the IceBridge data to observe that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet may be in a state of irreversible decline directly contributing to rising sea levels. NASA and University of California, Irvine (UCI) researchers have recently detected the speediest ongoing Western Antarctica glacial retreat rates ever observed. The United Nations climate change talks begin November 7 in the Moroccan city of Marrakech.

There are so many secrets hidden in our universe but we have solved like droplet from the sea. NASA scientists are trying to find any habitat exoplanet exist in our universe along this they also try to find some mystery in Antarctica that may have some strong evidence related to extraterrestrial species and their connection with our Earth.

Running after strange things is one of the common characteristics of a man which can lead us to discover many secrets within this Earth but still, we know negligibly less and some mystery still we don't have an answer. Among those unsolved mysteries, one of biggest question is about the existence of any pre-established alien world connection with our planet from very long time.

Antarctica, even though discovered in a long time ago but still one of the strangest places on Earth. The land of Antarctica may use only for research purpose only, many researchers spent their time in this land but still, they don't have the answer to some strange like Mount Erebus, the only active volcano in the southern end of the world.

According to NASA, Mt. Erebus may offer a portal to another world. The height of this active volcano is around 12,448 feet or 3,794 meters above Ross Island. Most of the year, it covered in ice and temperature always below the freezing -point. This volcano is one of the very few volcanos that have exposed Lava Lake inside the top of the volcanic crater.

The principal structural difference between Erebus and other normal volcano is the central chamber, where all normal volcanos build by molten rock but in Mt. Erebus it covered with cooled and solid rock which blocks the direct access to hot magma.

A report stated by The Daily Galaxy that NASA is keen interested about this volcano that's why they keep monitoring the volcano, find some microscopic organism living in that interior and gathering the data from different measuring equipment seismometer, tilt meter etc installed on a robot. This whole research is monitored remotely from the main base of United States at McMurdo station at Ross Island.

The main reason triggered for this exploration on Erebus is only the test purpose for future robotic exploration of extraterrestrial life on the "ice moon" of Jupiter called EUROPA. Aaron Curtis, a Ph.D. scholar at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, spent the month of December exploring ice caves beneath the volcano and using robots, drill and computer-aided mapping technology for gathering information that may help in future exploration.

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