Sub sets record in dive

Date: 27/07/2009

A new robotic vehicle named Nereus made the deepest ocean dive at 6.8 miles (10,902 metres). Nereus explored the Challenger Deep – the ocean’s deepest point, located in the Mariana Trench in the western Pacific. Scientists have a unique tool to gather images, data and samples. Nereus is a hybrid remotely operated vehicle (HROV). It is controlled by scientists aboard a surface ship via a fiber-optic tether. Nereus spent 10 hours on the bottom, sending live video back and collected biological and geological samples with its manipulator arm.www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=114913&org=NSF&from=news

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