We've already seen the first controlled flight on another planet, so it might be a matter of time before humans send swarms of flying machines to explore our Solar System.
In a new research paper, brought to our attention by Forbes, a team of scientists proposed doing just that. Their aim is to send a fleet of mini-drones to the liquid lakes of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, where the scientific community believes there is a chance we might discover signs of extraterrestrial life.
The proposed mission, dubbed POSEIDON (Titan POlar Scout/orbitEr and In situ lake lander DrONe explorer), would send a lander to Titan's surface that would then deploy either a fleet of mini-drones or an amphibious large drone. Whichever option is chosen, it would explore Titan's polar regions where it has its highest concentration of lakes and seas.
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