Written by Nick Heer.

Shackleton’s Lost Ship, Found

Jonathan Amos, BBC News:

The Endurance, the lost vessel of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton, was found at the weekend at the bottom of the Weddell Sea.

The ship was crushed by sea-ice and sank in 1915, forcing Shackleton and his men to make an astonishing escape on foot and in small boats.

Video of the remains show Endurance to be in remarkable condition.

Even though it has been sitting in 3km (10,000ft) of water for over a century, it looks just like it did on the November day it went down.

There are no bad days to listen to the Weakerthans’ “Our Retired Explorer”, but today is a particularly good day for doing so.