Boaty McBoatface is on the high seas

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Boaty McBoatface is headed to AntarcticaRemember the competition last year to name a new polar research ship that backfired? Well, the yellow robot sub that ended up with the winning name is headed out on its first mission.

That’s right, researchers have to discuss Boaty McBoatface’s trip to Antarctica and say that name frequently. Picture it...grown men and women of science saying 'Boaty McBoatface!'

The sub may have a silly name, but a serious mission. Boaty will investigate water flow and turbulence in the dark depths of the Orkney Passage, a region of the Southern Ocean. The data it collects will help scientists understand how the ocean is responding to global warming.


Source: Business Insider

Picture credit: AFP

A frozen section of the Ross Sea at the Scott Base in Antarctica on November 12, 2016.   Kerry is travelling to Antarctica, New Zealand, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and will attend the APEC summit in Peru later in the month. / AFP / POOL / Mark RALSTON        (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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