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  • Boaty McBoatface submarine set for first voyage to Antarctica

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39232973

    The yellow submarine named Boaty McBoatface is set to leave for Antarctica this week on its first science expedition.
    The robot is going to map the movement of deep waters that play a critical role in regulating Earth's climate.Boaty carries the name that a public poll had suggested be given to the UK's future£200m polar research vessel.
    The government felt this would be inappropriate and directed the humorous moniker go on a submersible instead.But what many people may not realise is that there is actually more than one Boaty.
    The name covers a trio of vehicles in the new Autosub Long Range class of underwater robots developed at Southampton's National Oceanography Centre (NOC).
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