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During the 2010 Cambridge Science Festival, kids of all ages took a try at navigating a remote-controlled submarine around a mock hydrothermal vent at the ocean floor while learning about the amazing creatures that live there. Discovered in 1977 by scientists aboard the Human Occupied Vehicle (HOV) Alvin, deep-sea hydrothermal vents revolutionized ideas about where and how life can exist. Learn more about hydrothermal vents and Alvin.

(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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