Mankind travelled to the moon and back, mapped out 90 percent of mars’ surface, and climbed the Mount Everest as a tourist attraction. Exploring space and mountains? We’ve got it covered! But what about vast ocean depths? Well, that’s a different story.
More than 80 percent of our ocean has never been explored or even seen by humans.
The Mariana Trench, the deepest known point on earth. A place that no single ray of sunshine reaches. Where currents are incredible strong, and saltwater corrosion eats away at equipment. Here, the pressure feels like the weight of fifty jumbo jets pressing on a human body. Unlike space no radio waves can be transmitted at this depth.
Still, researchers try to conquer these harsh conditions. To observe its remarkable inhabitants, or because of growing interest in deep sea mining. But perhaps more important, to learn more about “the lungs of the Earth”, since the ocean generates most of the oxygen we rely on to breathe. A place worthy to understand and explore!