30 Dec '15, 7pm

This is the most detailed map of the ocean floor to date

This is the most detailed map of the ocean floor to date

It is estimated that only 5-15 percent of the ocean floor has been mapped through sonar technology. Since sonar can only reveal the detailed ridges and trenches beneath the sea when ships pass over a given area, only shipping routes and areas studied via special expeditions have been recorded. Yet, NASA’s Earth Observatory has shared how geodesy – or measuring Earth’s shape and gravity field – can unveil the most detailed map of the oceans’ floors to date.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/studying-earths-gravity-fields-revea...

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inhabitat.com 30 Dec '15, 3pm

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inhabitat.com 29 Dec '15, 6pm

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inhabitat.com 30 Dec '15, 1pm

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Seafloor Features Are Revealed by the Gravity F...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Dec '15, 3pm

It has been said that we have more complete maps of the surface of Mars or the Moon than we do of Earth. Close to 70 perce...

Seafloor Features Are Revealed by the Gravity F...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 29 Dec '15, 3pm

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