Graphic: Voyage to the bottom of the Mariana Trench At a depth of metres, the Mariana Trench is the lowest point on the surface of the Earth’s crust. And it’s become the focus of an inner-space race between filmmaker James Cameron and Sir Richard Branson
The Deepsea Challenger submersible begins its first test dive off the coast of Papua New Guinea. The sub, carrying James Cameron, descended to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, at a cavernous depth of miles km).
On March Cameron reached the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. He spent more than three hours exploring the ocean floor before returning to the surface. Cameron is the first person to accomplish the trip solo.
Haunting pictures of boots and a coat at Titanic wreck site illustrate the human cost of the tragedy 100 years after ship sank
University of Rhode Island/NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration, shows The remains of a coat and boots, articulated in the mud on the sea bed near Titanic's stern, are suggestive evidence of where a victim of the disaster came to rest.