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Ancient Aliens: The HMS Challenger Expedition (S8, E7) | History

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HMS Challenger

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Long Way Down: Mariana Trench | National Geographic

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James Cameron's first footage from the deep sea floor

British research vessel HMS Challenger sailed from Portsmouth for her famous expedition. The former warship was equipped by laboratories instead of cannons. She traveled nearly 70,000 nautical miles. She returned four years later. The reports from the voyage were published for 18 years in 50 volumes.
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    • Essentials 

    • Preparations 

    • Expedition 

    • Scientific objectives 

    • Challenger Deep 

    • Legacy