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'Boaty McBoatface' submarine returns home

Boaty McBoatface, the UK's favourite yellow submarine, has returned from its first major science expedition.
The vehicle was used in the Antarctic to map the movement of deep, cold water as it moves away from the White Continent towards the Atlantic Ocean.
Scientists say this flow of water plays an important role in helping to regulate the Earth's climate system.
Boaty made a total of three dives, reaching down to 4,000m below the surface. And by all accounts, it acquired a remarkable set of new data.

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The first dive of Boaty McBoatface

Boaty McBoatface, the Autosub Long Range submersible operated by the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), has completed its first Antarctic sortie beneath the waves of the Southern Ocean.
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Boaty McBoatface submersible prepares to dive into the abyss on first Antarctic mission

Boaty McBoatface is joining ocean scientists from the University of Southampton and British Antarctic Survey (BAS) on an expedition to study some of the deepest and coldest abyssal ocean waters on earth - known as Antarctic Bottom Water (AABW) - and how they affect climate change.
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Polar ship's Antarctic base gets 100m upgrade

The UK's largest Antarctic research station is to receive a 100m upgrade funded by the government.
Rothera Research Station will be home to the exploration ship RRS Sir David Attenborough. An online public vote had favoured the name Boaty McBoatface.
Cambridge-based British Antarctic Survey will use the money to build a new wharf, storage and living quarters.

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Arctic crossing planned for 'Boaty' sub

The UK's favourite new yellow submarine, Boaty McBoatface, is in training for a grand challenge.
Scientists plan to send the long-range autonomous vehicle under the sea-ice of the Arctic - from one side of the ocean basin to the other.

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