China recently broke its own record for the deepest dive in the Pacific Ocean. Achieving 10,907 meters, the dive took place in the Mariana Trench—the deepest area of ocean in the world. In collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Shenyang Institute of Automation deployed the Haidou-1, a Chinese-developed underwater vessel, to collect samples and capture high-definition images that will shed more light on some of our oceans’ biggest mysteries. What we discover from this mission can help us better understand the world we live in.
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