Planetary Lake Lander Approaching Deployment

View from the south shore of Laguna Negra. The lake is 6 km long by 1.5 km wide, and 320 m deep.

The Planetary Lake Lander (PLL) team is now actively preparing for the first field deployment, which will take place in Laguna Negra in the Central Andes of Chile between November 26 and December 16, 2011.

North shore

North shore

Melt water cascading from the remaining ice towards the lake (North shore)

Smaller lake on the north shore

Pond formation at the edge of melting snow and ice. Northern shore.

All photos are by Cristian Tambley, PLL Project, SETI CSC/NASA Ames/NASA ASTEP

 

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