Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Deepest Place on Earth

Today on Far Future Horizons we explore the forces which shaped our planet in the second episode of the highly acclaimed History Channel documentary series “How the Earth Was Made”.

In this installment we are going to embark on a voyage into the Abyss. The deepest place on Earth – the Marianas Trench.

United States Navy bathyscaphe Trieste 

The Marianas Trench is the deepest place on earth, deeper than Mt. Everest is high. The trench is where the ocean floor disappears into the center of the earth. The pressures at this depth are 17 times greater than what it takes to crush a nuclear submarine. Only two men on January 23, 1960, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard aboard the Swiss-designed, Italian-built, United States Navy bathyscaphe Trieste have ever been down the Trench, fewer than have set foot on the moon. Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of that intrepid voyage.

Location of the Mariana Trench

Follow us on this daring mission into the abyss and explore the extraordinary geology that has created this deep scar along the ocean floor.

How the Earth Was Made is one documentary series you will want to add to your collection and is available on DVD from 

How the Earth Was Made - The Deepest Place on Earth

How The Earth Was Made S01E02 The Deepest Place... by kaanozten
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