You know how they say we know more about the surface of Mars than the bottom of the ocean? Turns out, it’s very true.
Oceans cover more than 70 percent of our planet. Over 80 percent of that ocean floor remains undiscovered, uncharted, and unmapped. Meaning, majority of our planet is unexplored. As for Mars, 100 percent of the surface has been mapped.
We don’t know much because the living conditions 7.5 miles under the surface are not quite ideal for an oxygen-requiring human.
The water pressure weighs the equivalent to 50 jumbo jets, according to NASA oceanographer, Gene Feldman. No one has been there yet, but we do know it’s easier to send a person to space than it is to send them that many leagues below the ocean’s surface.
The advancement of technology has drastically increased the amount of available information on space and the depths of the ocean alike. Thanks a lot, satellites.
Try and jog your Finding Nemo memory; Marlin and Dory’s swim to the depths finds them in a pitch-black abyss with that scary fish that has its own light bulb. It turns out, there is far more than one scary fish down there. We don’t know much because the living conditions 7.5 miles under the surface are not quite ideal for an oxygen-requiring human. And unless you are anywhere close to the physique of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, we’re pretty sure you can’t handle the water pressure, which NASA oceanographer, Gene Feldman, described as weighing the equivalent to 50 jumbo jets. Jumbo jets are not a standardized form of measurement, but you get the point.
The oceans cover more than 70 percent of earth’s surface, meaning the 7.5 billion of us that share this planet take up just over a fourth of its surface. Tight squeeze. That’s a lot of water when you picture it like that.
There is one thing that Earth’s oceans and Mars have in common: aliens.
And that fully mapped martian surface? Now further research attests to a past presence of oceans on the surface of our neighbor. Although no one has been to the red planet yet, Feldman also described how it is easier to send a person to space, than to send them leagues below the ocean’s surface. There is one thing that Earth’s oceans and Mars have in common: aliens. Yes, they are real.
The fangtooth fish, scientifically known as anoplogaster cornuta, is, in our opinion, a bit more frightening than even these aliens. Sorry for the nightmares. Living in utter darkness, this fish is one of the few creatures down there that doesn’t rely on bioluminescence to attract its prey. 16,000 feet under the water’s surface is a little too far to light to reach. Blind by default, the fangtooth uses its sense of smell and its rather aggressive set of not-so-pearly whites to secure its dinner.
They say most shark attacks happen in less than three feet of water. Not so sure you’d wanna go any deeper. We’ll stay on the surface for this one. Hell, maybe we’ll go see what Mars has to offer.