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The submersible in which the filmmaker James Cameron seeks solo down to deeper marine trench on Earth, next to the Mariana Islands in the eastern Pacific, has successfully passed the test dives.
"We conducted several dives, and all have been successful," said Cameron was quoted by the magazine 'National Geographic'. He also said that the dive to the bottom of Challenger, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench, will be held in the coming days, aboard the submarine 'Challenger Deepsea'.
Your trip will have a scientific, so the filmmaker of 57 years, plans to spend 6 hours on the seabed collecting samples and filming issue. It plans to bring the action sequel of 'Avatar' "in an underwater world."
Until now, only the Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh mate (1960), have been able to descend into the abyss Challenger, with its 10,923 meters is the deepest top of all oceans.
The 'Challenger Deepsea' has been designed and built for this purpose, especially to withstand the pressure. In fact, it is estimated that its size (8 meters) will be reduced by 6.3 cm during the descent.
According to Cameron, the project will help answer some hypotheses, for example, how some sea creatures survive under such pressure, no light and temperatures around zero degrees.