'Boaty McBoatface' sub survives ice mission

'Boaty McBoatface' sub survives ice mission
 

"Boaty McBoatface" has executed its most daring dive yet.
The nation's favourite yellow submarine swam under a near-600m thick ice shelf in the Antarctic, returning safely to its launch ship after 48 hours away.
It was an important test for the novel autonomous vehicle, which was developed at the UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
Boaty's handlers now plan even more arduous expeditions for the sub in the years ahead.
This includes a traverse under the sea-ice that caps the Arctic Ocean.
"The reason this mission under the Filchner Ice Shelf in the Antarctic is so... read more

 
13 March 2018 in Regional, Views: 67
Source: BBC
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