Challenger Deep Has Been Reached

To witness this spectacular dive in history, I am quite speechless. I am eager to see and read every bit of information gathered.

Almost exactly one year ago I wrote this:

https://freshwatergirl.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/fishing-the-challenger-deep/

and here we are reading headlines today!

I am  linking two of the very best articles to keep you up to date:

Ker Than

for National Geographic News

Updated 11:40 p.m. ET, March 25, 2012

At noon, local time (10 p.m. ET),James Cameron‘s “vertical torpedo” sub broke the surface of the western Pacific, carrying the National Geographic explorer and filmmaker back from theMariana Trench‘s Challenger Deep—Earth’s deepest, and perhaps most alien, realm.

The first human to reach the 6.8-mile-deep (11-kilometer-deep) undersea valley solo, Cameron arrived at the bottom with the tech to collect scientific data, specimens, and visions unthinkable in 1960, when the only other manned Challenger Deep dive took place, according to members of the National Geographic expedition.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/03/120325-james-cameron-mariana-trench-challenger-deepest-returns-science-sub/

This BBC article is interactive, up-to-date, extremely easy to read and includes tons of info:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17013038

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