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Picture that it’s 10,000 feet subsea, and a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) is navigating its way through the black, frigid waters of the ocean’s aphotic midnight zone, far beyond the reach of sunlight, guided only by lights and cameras to its destination. The conditions are such where no human diver could survive. Then a white structure comes into the camera’s view, with the paddle handles of subsea valves and black faces of subsea gauges becoming clearer as the ROV nears

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