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Tue June 4, 2013

James Cameron's Solo Submarine Heads To New Orleans

The mini-submarine that director James Cameron used to explore the bottom of the sea will be on display Wednesday in New Orleans.

The Deepsea Challenger will be on the plaza outside the Audubon Aquarium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Scientists will be at the display to explain the submersible’s technology.

Cameron operated the sub by himself. He went more than 35,700 feet under the surface of the western Pacific in March last year — and was able to stay there for three hours.

The trench is so deep that if Mount Everest was placed inside its peak would still be a mile under water.

He described a desolate landscape 50 times the size of the Grand Canyon.

Cameron has donated the device to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

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