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A submarine that will take “Titanic” director James Cameron to the Earth's deepest point has made a successful unmanned test dive.
Cameron tells National Geographic News that his specially designed submarine called Deepsea Challenger completed the nearly seven-mile test dive Wednesday. The team returned to calmer waters and was headed back to the site Saturday.
Originally posted by couldbeanyone
reply to post by Nicolas Flamel
james cameron? why hasn't the country's scientists done this? oh yeah, they spent all their money on child sex and bombs.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I am surprised this isn't getting more play as the Mariana Trench is one of the last explored places on Earth.
kudos to anyone with the kahuntas to make a 7 mile dive.
I wish I was a mega millionaire so I can finance my own scientific expeditions. Who said money can't buy happiness.
so does this mean that there will be a new movie in two years?edit on 24-3-2012 by nixie_nox because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Crakeur
this can turn out one of two ways, (I'm not including the disaster scenario)
1. They discover all kinds of insane life forms, creatures we never thought could exist.
2. They discover that it is deep, dark, cold and pretty much void of life at the bottom of the trench.
I'm assuming #1 is the more likely scenario. I hope the new life forms aren't all miscroscopic shrimp and we learn that there's some large, impressive life living in implausible conditions.
perhaps this will prompt further exploration into other areas in and around the rock we call home.