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Questions tagged [sea-exploration]

For questions in which an ocean is explored for varying purposes.

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If this earth were cube shaped would it be possible during Magellanic era using a float ship to figure out that the earth is cube shaped?

If this earth were cubed shape would it be possible for Magellan to prove that the earth is cube-shaped without going to space and looking at earth? It might seem strange to think that earth might be ...
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Sea Travel Variables

Basically, I am looking for variables in travel for the same ocean or sea journey, along the coast, but in the opposite direction. No motors, just standard 15th century ships. I am building a world ...
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Could a bathyscaphe able to reach the Mariana Trench be first made in the nineteenth century?

In the book "The Morning of the Magicians" the Belgian writer Louis Pauwels says that nothing prevented the bathyscaphe (that was designed by Auguste Piccard after World War Two) to be made in the ...