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Originally posted by Adyta
Wow I'm tired. I looked at that picture and thought "Holy crap that trench is like 10 times deeper than the Earth is tall... Oh wait".
He says he plans to spend six hours in the pitch-black waters on the ocean floor using remote arms to collect samples for research in marine biology, microbiology, astrobiology, marine geology and geophysics.
“It’s amazing that no one has ever gone back,” Walsh says in a rueful voice.
Oceanographers learned to rely on robotic vehicles to probe the places that humans couldn’t go. But for true believers like Walsh .... there’s nothing like a human. “The ability of man to observe and modify his program on site is pretty important,” he says. “You can’t surprise an instrument.”