First launched in 1995, ABE helped herald a new kind of deep-submergence vehicle – the AUV – and revolutionized deep-sea exploration by expanding scientists' abilities to reach into the deep.

First launched in 1995, ABE helped herald a new kind of deep-submergence vehicle – the AUV – and revolutionized deep-sea exploration by expanding scientists' abilities to reach into the deep. Image courtesy of Dana Yoerger, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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