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

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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!
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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?
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