Corrections and Clarifications

Peace Agency Bill Is Based on Democratic Science Group Statement: Mercury and U. S. Prestige Discussed

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Science  19 Feb 1960:
Vol. 131, Issue 3399, pp. 492
DOI: 10.1126/science.131.3399.492


A sentence in the news item on the Navy bathyscaphe's 37,800-foot descent to the floor of the Marianas Trench [Science 131, 341 (5 Feb. 1960)] implies that the greatest depth previously recorded, 36,198 feet, had been attained in a similar descent by a Russian vessel. Actually, the Russian figure was an echo-sounding recording, made in August 1957 from the deck of the Vityaz.