China’s Haidou 1 reaches new depths exploring the Pacific Ocean floor

An unmanned Chinese submersible has bettered its world record by diving one metre deeper into the depths of the western Pacific Ocean, according to the machine’s developer.The Chinese Academy of Sciences Shenyang Institute of Automation said on Monday that the Haidou 1 sub went down 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) to the sea bed of the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench during an expedition. It did not specify when the record was broken.The dive not only improved on the world mark set by the…


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