At the foot of the Mariana Trench

There is a place in the ocean that is deeper than any of your current problems. It is the largest known abyss on our planet. If you thought you had bottomed out, think again. The unmanned Russian autonomous Vitiaz underwater vehicle can confirm this. It was the first time at the bottom of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific.

The Vitiaz was at the bottom of the Mariana Trench for the first time
The Vitiaz was at the bottom of the Mariana Trench for the first time.

The feat was achieved on May 8th. "At 10:34 p.m. Moscow time, the Russian autonomous autonomous, uninhabited Vitiaz vehicle reached the bottom of the Mariana Trench. Vitiaz sensors recorded a depth of 10,028 meters." This is the explanation of the Foundation for Advanced Research (FPI).

An autonomous vehicle

Other devices such as Kaiko (Japan) and Nereus (USA) previously worked in this area. But there is a difference to them. The Vitiaz device works absolutely autonomously. This is done thanks to the use of artificial intelligence elements in the control system of the vehicle. So you can avoid obstacles yourself. It makes it easier for him to find a way out of a limited space and to solve other intellectual problems, "emphasizes this institution. She is quoted by

The mission didn't last longer than a few hours, but it was unforgettable.

The device also created the mapping, took photos and recorded videos of the sea floor. He also examined the parameters of the marine environment. «The mission lasted more than three hours. Don't count diving and return to the surface, "said the foundation.

The May 8th dive at the bottom of the Mariana Trench was the first phase in Vitiaz’s series of experiments. This was announced by the director of the foundation, Andrei Grigoriev.

“This is the first experiment planned in the Vitiaz project. It was carried out together with Russian shipping companies and scientific teams from the Russian Academy of Sciences with the support of the Pacific Fleet, "he added. His first mission was on the bottom of the Mariana Trench. What other extraordinary adventures await you?

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