Found the remains of the ship on which the British conquered the South pole
Researchers have discovered the remains of the ship “Terra Nova”, which in the early 20th century British polar Explorer Robert Scott set off to conquer the South pole. About the discovery reported on the official site of the Ocean Institute Schmidt, who provided the ship for the expedition. The ship was discovered on July 21, however, is known about the discovery said.
The discovery was made during testing of equipment on Board R/V Falkor off the coast of Greenland. The region for testing was chosen for several reasons – the depth here ranges from 10 to 1800 meters, the bottom is in different places has a different composition (the composition affects the way in from the bottom reflected signal), and details of the relief clearly visible.
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Not the last argument was the fact that here in 1943 sank the famous ship the “Terra Nova”, which at the time was carrying supplies to the Arctic. The vessel was damaged by ice and the crew was rescued by the U.S. coast guard, so the area where the ship sank was known. According to scientists, the sounders found the ship some 10 days after the start of the expedition.
The instruments showed that the length korablestoiteley 57 meters, which is consistent with historical data on “Terra Nova”. To make sure that they face the legendary ship, the scientists sent to explore automatic probe SHRIMP (Simple High Resolution IMaging Package), which is simply a rigid frame with a fixed engine, a pair of cameras and illumination. Received by the device image finally confirmed that the scientists “Terra Nova”.
In 1910 the ship “Terra Nova” went on an expedition whose purpose was the discovery of the South pole. The expedition was headed by famous scientist and polar Explorer Robert Scott. At the same time for the same purpose to the most southern point of the planet left by the Norwegian Roald Amundsen. As a result, when Scott in January 1912 they reached the pole, he found Amundsen’s tent the letter to him – Norwegian expedition ahead of the British a little more than a month. On the return journey Scott and his companions died, and the ship “Terra Nova”has remained in the ranks of the Navy until 1943.