Sunday, March 25, 2012

Mariana Trench Challenger Deep Revisted! First solo dive to this depth. Deepest spot of the ocean has been visited less than the moon.

Congratulations James Cameron!
This is a big deal.  
His depth on arrival: 35,756 feet (10,898 meters)—a figure unattainable anywhere else in the ocean.
Here is more info from the Pacific Daily News in Hagatna, Guam
More from the Huffington Post
Daily Mail has lots of interesting graphics and photographs


Update:  How Deep did James Cameron go?  This deep!   (diagram showing depths)

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    1. Thanks to James Cameron for doing it. I know some will say it just took money. Sure, that is true. It is also super risky going down to that depth and I give credit to Cameron for doing something cool with his cash.

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  2. They didn't happen to mention Rick Santorum's presidential prospects just missing them, did they?
    ...After that huge Goose-step on the the assumption of innocence of Zimmerman.

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    1. At 1,100 atmospheres of pressure, no one can hear your political career implode.

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  3. Cousteau called it "Inner Space" and "Silent World"

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    1. I guess we can only imagine. Even diving commercially you are just a tiny fraction of that depth. In a lot of ways it is more alien and more hostile than outer space.

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