History

Explorer's Ship Found at Bottom of Sea

Pretty much nothing about Scott's Antarctic expedition ended well

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The SS Terra Nova, which took Captain Robert Falcon Scott on his ill-fated mission to Antarctica, has been found by researchers off the coast of Greenland.

Seventy years after the ship was sunk, the wreckage has been located during the routine testing of echosounder equipment, researchers announced today.

Built in 1884, the Terra Nova was most famous for the Antarctic expedition in 1910 led by Scott with the objective of being the first to reach the geographical South Pole.