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Thursday, March 29, 2012

486. Deepsea Challenger

Film director and explorer James Cameron became the first human to travel on his own to the world’s deepest abyss, the Challenger Deep, which lies 62 miles southwest of Guam in the Pacific Ocean in the Mariana Trench. Mr. Cameron found a bleak terrain that was all but barren of life.
Mr. Cameron’s achievement is a triumph of engineering. At 35,756 feet below the surface — two leagues under the sea — where his sub, the Deepsea Challenger, hit bottom.
The dive had been attempted only once before, in 1960, when Don Walsh, a retired United States Navy captain, and Jacques Piccard, a Swiss engineer, reached the spot in the Navy submersible Trieste, but their view was obscured by vast diatomaceous ooze. Here's what they didn't see.
(tags: Politics, Ecology, Earth, Alien, Challenger, ooze, Alien, Mariana Trench)

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