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‎Did You Know?
« on: August 28, 2012, 09:03:49 PM »
‎Did You Know?

That in order to reach the deepest point of the known ocean (Challenger Deep) you must travel 1.24 times the height of Mt. Everest (the highest peak of the Earth).

The Deep is 35,814 feet below the ocean surface, a mile deeper than Everest is high.

The Challenger Deep is the deepest known part of the ocean, lying in the Mariana Trench (a subduction zone feature) near Guam.

It has only been visited once before by humans when Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and the Swiss explorer (deceased) Jackques Piccard rode in their submersible, Trieste, to its bottom.

In their descent, the outer layer of their porthole cracked when they were about five miles down, and still a mile above their destination.

Before it was a race and they won the $10,000,000 given by The X-Prize Foundation.

What's so exciting about the Challenger Deep? For biologists, it's the possibility of documenting some of the estimated 750,000 species of marine life that we haven't found yet (and this excludes the billion estimated unidentified microbes).


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‎Did You Know?
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