The Ontong Java Plateau is a massive submerged seafloor platform north of the Solomon Islands. During this expedition researchers produced high-resolution seafloor maps that will provide clues to explain its mysterious formation, as well as improve tsunami predictions for people living on Ontong Java’s atolls.
When NASA conducts planetary expeditions, they operate the vehicles through remote control - a person on Earth sends commands to the vehicle in space. However, even when using communications operating at the speed of light, there is a long gap in time between the transmission of the comand and the robot's reception of it. This … Continued