Imagine being the first person ever to lay eyes on a remote landscape or to discover life-forms that no one knew existed. That was the case on a 2007 expedition to the Gakkel Ridge, one of the mid-ocean ridges that ring the globe like stitches on a baseball. Here, see first-ever photos and video from the bottom of the top of the world and experience that “first-ever” sensation for yourself.

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