Depth of the Ocean, Scaled to Human Size



Pictured above is a section of a large infographic circulating reddit. It claims to show the full depth of the ocean at the Mariana Trench, scaled to the size of a human. The tiny dot in the upper-left corner represents a person.

Link via reddit | More Information about Mariana Trench Exploration

Newest 5
Newest 5 Comments

I am all for pointing a good focus on the exploration of the deep. From a cost/return perspective, the ocean is FAR more lucrative than space. Don't get me wrong, I want a much greater effort put forth into space as well, but, let's face it, the ocean is a lot more feasible for manned exploration at this point in time.

The pressures involved are a problem, yes, but we've already developed and are even currently using the technology to overcome that. I mean, for crying out loud, we set people down in the Challenge Deep back in 1960!
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Seeing the ocean in person makes me feel insignificant. This graphic produces a similar effect.

And really, the whole ocean is a tiny, infinitesimally small speck in the universe.

Makes you feel pretty small, doesn't it?
Abusive comment hidden. (Show it anyway.)
Commenting is closed.





Check out Twaggies' very funny clip:

Om Nom - Twaggies by Twaggies
Email This Post to a Friend
"Depth of the Ocean, Scaled to Human Size"

Separate multiple emails with a comma. Limit 5.

 

Success! Your email has been sent!

close window