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Co-chief scientist Deborah Kelley and geologist Jeff Karson work at the Science Control Center at the University of Washington. The three flat screens carry images from the NOAA ship Ronald H. Brown. The scientists in this control room will see images from the ROV Hercules as it explores the chimneys of Lost City near the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Images will be transmitted from the seafloor to the ship and then to the scientists at UW in less than 1 second. Data such as water temperature, depth, salinity, and precise location will be fed "live" to the control room. A group of over 20 scientists will be able to analyze the images and data as it arrives in real time. Image courtesy National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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