April 10, 2012

How the Mariana Trench Got So Deep

Richard Lovett, National Geographic


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James Cameron made headlines last month by successfully diving 6.8 miles (11 kilometers) to the deepest part of the Mariana Trench in a one-person submersible called the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. (See "Cameron Exclusive: After Record Dive, Why Go Back to Mariana Trench?")

Best known as a Hollywood director and now a National Geographic Society...

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TAGGED: Plate Tectonics, Subduction Zone, Mariana Trench