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Sailing into the sun

The world's largest solar-powered boat, Turanor PlanetSolar, arrives in Paris, France, docking along the river Seine, 10 September 2013. The catamaran powered exclusively by solar energy, completed the first solar-powered trip around the world on 4 May 2012, after travelling over 60,000 km (37,282 miles) in 584 days.

In 2013 it crossed the Atlantic in 22 days, a new record. A recent key mission of the boat has been a climatic one: to study the Gulf Stream.

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