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Into the Abyss. Mission to Kermadec Trench


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#1    seeder

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 11:39 AM

Into the ABYSS: Mission to explore the fifth deepest ocean trench on Earth begins

    A 40-day expedition to the Kermadec Trench near New Zealand has begun
    The trench is the fifth deepest in the world and also one of the coldest
    The mission is being funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)
    One of the world's most advanced submersibles will explore the region
    The pressure on the ocean floor is 1,100 times that at sea level
    But somehow marine life is able to thrive in this hostile environment
    The goal is to discover how life can survive at such extreme depths


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:39 PM

Just hope they dont find the missing plane down there! But anything they find will be exciting I guess, if only new or strange forms of life


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 03:54 PM

Could give a glimpse at what could be lurking under Europa's ice-crust. I assume. But I don't know much bout it....


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:06 PM

Hopefully we can follow this mission on-line.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 04:31 PM

I am sure there will be amazing discoveries. Hands-on science kicks ass.

Edited by ancient astronaut, 15 April 2014 - 04:32 PM.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:33 PM

View Postseeder, on 15 April 2014 - 03:39 PM, said:

Just hope they dont find the missing plane down there! But anything they find will be exciting I guess, if only new or strange forms of life
That would be scary if it(777) was down there.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:37 PM

View PostTroublehalf, on 15 April 2014 - 03:54 PM, said:

Could give a glimpse at what could be lurking under Europa's ice-crust. I assume. But I don't know much bout it....
You must have seen Europa Report. Great movie, the quality the producers got for such a low budget was astounding!!! If you haven't seen it it's (E.R.) on Netflix HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 05:49 PM

Europa Report just stuck with basic Science more than the Fictional aspects ~ I agree ... worthy mention of a movie ~

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 06:07 PM

I aggree Europa Report was well done for a lower budget movie.  Other than that it was pretty standard plot otherwise.


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Posted 15 April 2014 - 09:12 PM

The Abyss ? wow !

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Posted 15 April 2014 - 10:33 PM

I hope they find a spaceship with technology that we can use to make better cheeseburgers with.

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Posted 16 April 2014 - 01:50 AM

I see a new Alien movie in the making.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:18 AM

View PostTroublehalf, on 15 April 2014 - 03:54 PM, said:

Could give a glimpse at what could be lurking under Europa's ice-crust. I assume. But I don't know much bout it....

I dunno, they theorize that if there are oceans under Europa's crust, that they will actually be considerably warm due to volcanic activity.  Otherwise it would just be completely ice.  It will be interesting to see if things can live in such a cold environment.


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 03:43 AM

Lets hope they find some cool stuff down there


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Posted 16 April 2014 - 06:39 PM

The potential for new species discoveries have always fascinated me.





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