Alexander The Great

May 22, 2008

The Final Frontier – The Oceans

Filed under: Science — alexanderthegreatest @ 11:08 pm
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Almost a quarter (23 %) of our planet is a single mountain rangle. Mars is mapped in more detail than our most extreme geographical feature. Beneath the surface of the ocean, deep, deep under the water (in some cases, miles) is a world more bizarre than any in Star Trek. Unimaginable. Almost for certain, we can assume this place is beautiful beyond words. Except that light doesn’t penetrate into the depths.

Almost 3/4 of our planet doesn’t feel the warmth of the sun. This is a bit of an exaggeration – if it truly didn’t feel any warmth, it would be absolute zero, as is much of deep space. Still, the point remains. It’s almost unfathomable that life could be in a place like this, let alone flourish.

Watch the video – it’s incredible.

Creative Commons, too.

Talks Robert Ballard: Exploring the ocean’s hidden worlds

Edit: Embedding the video doesn’t mesh with WordPress.


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