deepest place in the ocean

If you aren’t sick to death of these, for “Earth is space Australia” please consider… the ocean.

Idk why but I’m super into the idea of humans going out and exploring the galaxy and becoming well-known interstellar travelers where Google Maps now has a Google Universe page and we’ve digitally recreated entire planets so that humans who can’t or don’t want to leave Earth can explore them in VR… but we still haven’t explored more than like a quarter of the ocean floor

And like some plucky alien marine biologist from a planet where the water never gets deeper than like 2000 meters is planning to study on Earth because holy shit have you seen how much WATER they have?? And her human friend asks what she wants to study and she replies “Oh, well, I’ve heard the deepest place in your ocean is over five times deeper than it is here, I’d love to find out if anything can still survive under such pressure and so far from sunlight.” And their human friend looks at them in sort of distressed admiration - “What? Why are you looking at me like that?” - and is just like,

“Oh, things can survive alright. Freakish things from the depths of hell.” And that’s how plucky little alien sits up all the night eye getting steadily wider while their human friend shows them pictures of things like the viperfish and the pelican eel and the blue ringed octopus and oh did I mention we’ve barely explored a fraction of the ocean so like we know there used to be this prehistoric shark that grew up to 20 feet long and was one of the biggest predators of all time but honestly “used to be” is an optimistic statement because that thing could still be lurking in the depths of the ocean and we just don’t know

Alternatively, hostile alien species arrives and claims our oceans because we aren’t using them, leaves screaming within a week

Eric David Harris. Where to start? I wish I wouldn’t know you, I really do. I wish you would graduate, go to college or Marines (it was possible after taking off the medication you were on and waiting for a few months). I wish you would find your love, have kids together and live with your family in a cute house surrounded by forest where you and your kids would just play hide ‘n seek or perform being in a war (as you used to with your old friends when you were a little boy). It’s possible that life of 36 years old man like you would look like this. I wish you would simply enjoy your life. I wish you would. I wish you could. 

A lot of people may not understand why to wish nice birthday to a cold blooded killer who took the ability to celebrate birthdays from 13 others. A lot of people may not understand that before this horrifying act you were HUMAN, like us. A lot of people may not understand why did you do what you did. But some of us do. I do. 

I wish I wouldn’t have to write this. I really wish I wouldn’t know you. The fact that I wouldn’t know about your existence (which would be a pity since you’re the person with whom I have a lot in common) but you would be alive, simply enjoying your life would hurt less than the fact that you aren’t here anymore, never won’t be again and so 14 others. But these are only wishes. Unfortunately not accomplished. 

Eric. I didn’t even know you and I miss you. I don’t know how many nice birthdays you were capable of having but I hope you are enjoying your day somewhere with Dylan and Sparky, knowing that here, even on this filthy planet are few people who understand. 

I know that you dreamed of having the ability to discover the deepest places of oceans, that was your vision of afterlife. I hope your dream did come true. 

See you next time Rebby.

With love, your Arlene. ♥


Name: Lusca

Alternate Names: Sharkopus (just kidding of course)

Mythology: Caribbean Folklore or Cryptid

Size: Huge, one of the biggest sea monsters  

Environment: Deep Oceans, Dark Oceans, Abyss Oceans

In Mythika: Probably related to the terrifying Kraken, the Lusca are squid monsters with the enormous maw of a shark-like thing. They are the terrors of the oceans and the crew of every type of ship fear them beyond anything else. Lusca are even more feared than Charybdis or the Bakekujira. Most Lusca appear to be around the Black Hole, the place in Mythika where the ocean is deepest, appearing as a enormous black circle in the center of the ocean, many ships that dare travel there end up on the missing list. Lusca can jump from the water to attack flying creatures as well, their jumps are extreme and seemingly endless. Lusca don’t need to chew on most prey they simply swallow the victims whole and let their strong stomach acid do the rest of the work. Some Lusca serve Davy Jones, lord of the seas.


NOTE: The second picture is pretty accurate, but the Lusca in Mythika only has one head, but the colors are perfect in that picture!


             Views from the Mariana Trench, going 11km underwater into the deepest place on Earth - Live feed

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) exploration vessel Okeanos Explorer has been conducting a deepwater exploration of the Marianas since 20 April. 

All the footage comes from a deep sea remotely-operated vehicle currently scouring the seafloor 3,685m deep, just east of the Philippines.

I want to live.

I want to fall in love with every piece of our beautiful Earth; I want to feel every crevasse; I want to explore the deepest places; I want to climb the highest mountain; I want to feel the ocean breath against the palm of my hand; I want to burn the soles of my feet against the scorching sand. I want to adventure.
I want to live.
I want to paint every rising and setting sun; I want to stumble across every tribe around the world; I want to spread compassion and equality to every corner; I want to send love to beautiful souls that need encouragement; I want to push imagination outside of its borders. I want to inspire.
I want to live.
I want to fill every day with heart-pounding experiences; I want to rise high above the clouds looking down upon the indescribable beauty; I want to take a jump of faith off a cliff, being caught by water’s vast envelope; I want to leap from the sky and feel the wind press against my face. I want to take a risk.
I want to live.
I want to boundlessly run forward with ambition; I want to chase the sun; I want to close my eyes and imagine the endless possibilities; I want to show the world what can happen with imagination and determination; I want to feed my soul. I want to dream.

I want to live.

—  feedthebreeze 

Solar aeroplane sets new record -

Solar Impulse, the fuel-free aeroplane, has successfully completed the second leg of its historic attempt to fly around the world.

Project chairman, Bertrand Piccard, piloted the vehicle from Muscat in Oman to Ahmedabad in India, crossing the Arabian Sea in the process.

Tuesday’s journey took just over 15 hours.

The distance covered - 1,468km - set a new world record for a flight in a piloted solar-powered plane.

The vehicle has another 10 legs ahead of it over the course of the next five months.

Included in that itinerary will be demanding stretches when the craft has to fly over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

Piccard is sharing the flying duties with project partner and CEO, Andre Borschberg, who made Monday’s inaugural trip from Abu Dhabi to Muscat.

Solar Impulse arrived in Ahmedabad in darkness, its wings illuminated by LEDs, and its propellers driven by the energy stored in its batteries.

The plane had left Muscat at 06.35 (02:35 GMT) and put its wheels down at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport at 23.25 local time (17:55 GMT).

Preparations are already under way for the next leg to Varanasi in northeast India, although mission planners say that will not be for another four days, at least.

The time will be spent carrying a campaigning message on the topic of clean technologies to the local Ahmedabad people, and the wider Indian population.

The Solar Impulse project has already set plenty of other world records for solar-powered flight, including making a high-profile transit of the US in 2013.

But the round-the-world venture is altogether more dramatic and daunting, and has required the construction of an even bigger plane than the prototype, Solar Impulse-1.

This new model has a wingspan of 72m, which is wider than a 747 jumbo jet. And yet, it weighs only 2.3 tonnes.

Its light weight will be critical to its success.

So, too, will the performance of the 17,000 solar cells that line the top of the wings, and the energy-dense lithium-ion batteries it will use to sustain night-time flying.

Operating through darkness will be particularly important when the men have to cross the Pacific and the Atlantic.

The slow speed of their prop-driven plane means these legs will take several days and nights of non-stop flying to complete.

Piccard and Borschberg - they take it in turns to fly solo - will have to stay alert for nearly all of the time they are airborne.

They will be permitted only catnaps of up to 20 mins - in the same way a single-handed, round-the-world yachtsman would catch small periods of sleep.

They will also have to endure the physical discomfort of being confined in a cockpit that measures just 3.8 cubic metres in volume - not a lot bigger than a public telephone box.

The Solar Impulse venture recalls other great circumnavigation feats in aviation - albeit fuelled ones.

In 1986, the Voyager aircraft became the first to fly around the world without stopping or refuelling.

Piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, the propeller-driven vehicle took nine days to complete its journey.

Then, in 2005, this time was beaten by the Virgin Atlantic GlobalFlyer, which was solo-piloted by Steve Fossett.

A jet-powered plane, GlobalFlyer completed its non-stop circumnavigation in just under three days.

Andre Borschberg is a trained engineer and former air-force pilot, he has built a career as an entrepreneur in internet technologies.

Bertrand Piccard is well known for his ballooning exploits. Along with Brian Jones, he completed the first non-stop, circumnavigation of the world in 1999, using the Breitling Orbiter 3 balloon. The Piccard name has become synonymous with pushing boundaries.

Bertrand’s father, Jacques Piccard, was the first to reach the deepest place in the ocean (a feat achieved with Don Walsh in the Trieste bathyscaphe in 1960). And his grandfather, Auguste Piccard, was the first person to take a balloon into the stratosphere, in 1931.

The Pill

Don’t take it.

It’s a miracle and a glory and the greatest thing to ever happen, so they say, and it’ll probably become the law soon that you have to take it. They’ll have you swallow a little capsule when you’re still a baby; probably at the same time you’re getting your inoculations. The piece of the thing in there weighs only a few grams and will be plucked out of a little pool that will probably be installed in every hospital soon.

Those couple grams are more than enough for it to happen. Sure, you’ll never get cancer. You’ll live until a hundred and fifty. You’ll have stronger bones and a more resilient immune system. You’ll probably never need glasses or a hearing aid. If you lose something small like a finger, in half a year you’ll have it back. If you lose a whole arm, in two years you’ll have it back with nearly full functionality. It’s the sort of miracle that’s believable enough to catch on. It won’t solve all our problems, and it’ll even create a few more. 

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Voldemort was stupid. He should have hidden his horcruxes across the globe in places no one would have ever found them. Instead, he scattered them around London. Some of the traps he set for them were okay, but overall, his hiding places blew. He should have hidden one in the deepest parts of the ocean, and another buried 20 feet under ground in Egypt or something. All I’m saying is, it shouldn’t have taken just nine months for barely legal adults to find these things that kept him immortal.