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High School Students Build Antarctic Submersible

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Photo shows Gretchen Hofmann and Tom Crombia carrying out a "field repair" on the rover.

After a full season of diving, the rover began to show signs of wear and tear, a typical problem in Antarctica. Gretchen Hofmann (left) and Tim Crombie, a technician in Hofmann's lab, effect a "field repair" with duct tape.

Credit: Peter West, National Science Foundation


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Photo shows Gretchen Hofmann using a towel to cut out reflected sunlight.

Because reflected sunlight from the sea ice makes it all but impossible to see the screen needed to navigate M'RAJE, Gretchen Hofmann improvises a hood out of a towel.

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Photo of two people lowering a device into a hole in the ice.

Jessica Dutton (left) reaches out to deploy the underwater, camera-equipped "rover," M'RAJE, into an ice hole.

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