Solar Boat

At almost 20 tons, PlanetSolar is the world's largest solar-powered boat, built with close to 5,600 square feet of solar cells. On its recent mission across the Atlantic, titled the PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition, the boat's crew gathered physical, chemical, and biological data that will be used to better understand interactions between the ocean and atmosphere. The data may also be used to model climate conditions and help biologists understand plankton and other forms of ocean migration.

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