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Sunday, September 22, 2019
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Jacques Piccard

Jacques Piccard

(July 28, 1922 - November 1, 2008)
Jacques Piccard was a Swiss oceanographer and engineer, known for having developed underwater vehicles for studying ocean currents. He was one of only two people, along with Lt. Don Walsh of the United States Navy, to have explored the deepest part of the world's ocean, and the deepest location on the surface of the Earth's crust, the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench located in the western North Pacific Ocean.

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, ocean explorer
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