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Livestreaming from... The bottom of the Ocean?
« on: May 17, 2017, 02:27:22 PM »
The camera is down unfortunately, but the article reminds me that even though we're off exploring the universe, we still have a lot to learn in our own house still.

http://www.labmanager.com/research-specific-labs/2017/05/ocean-observatories-initiatives-cabled-array-brings-the-ocean-to-your-living-room-24-7#.WRyUkFXythF

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Along with being the only cabled research array in the OOI, the Cabled Array’s location is also part of what makes it unique. The section of seafloor it covers includes the Juan de Fuca Plate, a very active tectonic plate that’s easy to get to, giving researchers the ability to study volcanism at close range.
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Re: Livestreaming from... The bottom of the Ocean?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 02:42:55 PM »
What we have learned in places like Juan de Fuca gives hope to the possibility of finding life outside of Earth within our solar system...
http://discovermagazine.com/2016/janfeb/44-saturns-watery-moon

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The camera streams live HD imagery to shore of an active, underwater hot spring deposit called Mushroom that vents ~260°C fluids. The metal sulfide chimney rises ~3.5 meters above the seafloor and is covered in a dense animal community of tubeworms, palm worms, scale worms, and limpets. Microbes that derive their energy from gases coming off the volcano thrive inside the chimney walls.

In a boat at sea one of the men began to bore a hole in the bottom of the boat. On being remonstrating with, he answered, "I am only boring under my own seat." "Yes," said his companions, "but when the sea rushes in we shall all be drowned with you."

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Re: Livestreaming from... The bottom of the Ocean?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 03:42:13 PM »
What we have learned in places like Juan de Fuca gives hope to the possibility of finding life outside of Earth within our solar system...
http://discovermagazine.com/2016/janfeb/44-saturns-watery-moon

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The camera streams live HD imagery to shore of an active, underwater hot spring deposit called Mushroom that vents ~260°C fluids. The metal sulfide chimney rises ~3.5 meters above the seafloor and is covered in a dense animal community of tubeworms, palm worms, scale worms, and limpets. Microbes that derive their energy from gases coming off the volcano thrive inside the chimney walls.

Very cool. 

I guess we won't know much more about it or the other watery moon Europa until around 2030 if things stay on track...

https://thespacereporter.com/2017/05/new-study-suggests-saturn-moon-enceladus-host-life/

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/nasa-mission-named-europa-clipper

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