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(bright music) - [Narrator] Every time we go down there it's probably something that no one's ever seen. But the firsts aren't necessarily important, except for how they teach you how to deal with new challenges. We're hear at Barne Glacier which is just outside McMurdo station in Antarctica. This is one of the sights where we're using our underwater vehicle Icefin to explore from the edge of the glacier under the sea ice to the sea floor. Icefin is a hybrid autonomous and remotely operated underwater vehicle, and what it's doing is measuring the properties of the water column, the ice and the sea floor, and searching for biological communities as well. Welcome to, this is dive number zero one five, nine fifteen. Our main science questions here is how does the ocean affect the ice, and vice versa. - [Male Voice] Alright, we're ready to go. - Alright. - [Male Voice] Let's put her in the water. - Exactly how glaciers move along the continent, or along the sea floor, those processes are all different for every glacier and it's one of the things that we understand the least in the whole system. And so, we can use a vehicle like Icefin to actually get under the ice and get up close to the physics where it's happening. Antarctica is one of these places where we get to stretch our understanding of our problem. So if we're thinking about how the ocean influences ice, that really is the game at Europa. Europa is the innermost icy moon of Jupiter and what's really cool about it, is that on the outside of that moon it has about about a 15 to 30 kilometer ice shell, overlaying a 100 kilometer ocean. So we come here to Antarctica which has the thickest ice in the world in order to understand how the ocean and the ice exchange. We have a tether that connects the vehicle to computers on the top side, and we sit in the control room, which is really just a tent, and drive the vehicle using a PlayStation controller. So let's go ahead and dive down. - Okay, I'll adjust heading to maybe about 45 degrees port so we're headed straight at it. - If you haven't been to a place, it's hard to imagine how you explore it. And so, the only hope for doing it there is to do it well here. If we want to, we can rotate around and then back to the fissure. - So come back starboard? - Yep, come back starboard. You need to figure out what's right and wrong about your assumptions before you go, so that you make sure you bring the right things with you.