High-tech research ship ready to seek new life at hydrothermal vents

The research vessel Falkor (too)

The research vessel Falkor (too) will head to the mid-Atlantic ridge to seek hydrothermal vents

Alex Ingle/Schmidt Ocean Institute

The most advanced research vessel ever is about to set sail on its inaugural 40-day mission to look for never-before-seen creatures in the deep sea and shed light on how life may have arisen elsewhere in the universe.

The 110-metre-long ship Falkor (too), previously called the Polar Queen and dedicated to offshore industry, has undergone a 17-month refit to deck it out with scientific equipment.

The ship is due to depart from San Juan, Puerto Rico, …

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