Foam cup #1 is back from the deep. It travelled with the VIT camera into the deep sea, down to almost 4000 meters below the sea surface. This is just above the ocean floor. The intense hydrostatic pressure shrunk the cup uniformly in all directions so it looks like a miniature version of its original self. The trip back up did not undo this irreversible change.
The second photo shows our array of mini foam cups drying out in the Core Splitting room. The cups are sitting in the same grooves where the technicians place the cores for splitting.
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