Saturday, 18 March 2017

Boaty McBoatface' loaded for Friday departure

Boaty McBoatfaceBoaty McBoatface" has just been loaded aboard the UK's polar ship, the RRS James Clark Ross.
The yellow submarine is currently in Punta Arenas, Chile, and is due to sail for the Southern Ocean on Friday.
Scientists will use the robot to survey cold, deep waters that help to regulate Earth's climate.
The 3.5m-long sub was given the name that a public poll had suggested - but which ministers subsequently blocked - go on the JCR's replacement.
No matter - there is still enormous interest in the humorous moniker and the autonomous vehicles that will carry it underwater.-read more

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