I stole this graphic off the Wood's Hole Oceanographic Institution website. Pretty cool, huh?
Early next year Wood's Hole is sending an expedition to the bottom of the Mariana Trench using a new Hybrid ROV they've developed (see graphic above). They are going to film Challenger Deep in HD.
Wouldn't it be great if they brought their ship (and maybe some brand spanking new deep sea footage) up to Saipan for local students (and Star Wars geeks like me) to see?