Turanor PlanetSolar Plans

In 2014 PlanetSolar was a part of the Terra Submersa program of the University of Geneva, which joined an underwater archaeological survey in Greece. The target was an area of Kiladha Bay just off the coast of Franchthi Cave, a site known to have been occupied by prehistoric humans for 35,000 years, and where it was believed there could be a submerged Neolithic village under waters that had risen significantly after the last ice age. While waiting for government permission to conduct their survey off the cave shore, PlanetSolar’s team practiced diving several hundred yards north at Lambayanna Beach and discovered very old pottery and strange formations on the seafloor. Returning with PlanetSolar in 2015 they discovered the underwater remains of a 3-acre (1. 2 ha) Early Bronze Age village that has been given the eponymous name Lambayanna.



Dr. Porco believes that the icy moon, with its underground liquid sea of water, organics, as well as an energy source, may potentially host life similar to that found in analogous environments on Earth. The March 2012 images of Cassini's "tiger stripes" revealed that these cracks widen and narrow, as was suspected from pictures taken previously. The fissures also change over time more frequently than was originally thought. The two opposite sides of the fissures move laterally relative to one another. This is analogous to the way two banks of the San Andreas Fault can move forward and back, as well as in opposite directions. The greatest slipping and sliding happens when Enceladus is closest to Saturn--as scientists expected. The GRAIL mission determined the internal structure of the Moon in great detail for nine months during 2012. Armed with this the new information, GRAIL astronomers were able to redefine the sizes of the largest impact basins on the lunar surface. Many people listen to the weather report on the radio before they head out the door in the morning so they can be prepared for the day to come.