The Old Sub and the Sea

The Old Sub and the Sea -

"Some scientists have used Alvin's discoveries to make a case for exploring the ocean, often considered less glamorous than space; NASA's budget was about $17 billion in 2013, but only $5 billion funds ocean exploration. Yet 95 percent of the ocean remains unexplored, and we have better maps of the surface of Mars than we do of our seafloor." —From "Alvin: The Little Submarine That Could," by Melissa Pandika for NPR, about the deep-sea submersible being retrofitted to explore vast swaths of the seafloor

6 years ago