Tag Archive: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

May 11

Weekend Image: Earth’s Most Precious Resource

How much water do we have on earth? In the grand scheme of things, not a whole lot according to this illustration from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute: The United States Geological Survey estimates the blue sphere in the photo would be about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) in diameter with a volume of about …

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Apr 11

How a Top Secret Navy Mission Led to Titanic’s Discovery

Over the last century, the RMS Titanic has turned into cultural phenomenon like no other. We’ve seen reports all week on the 100th anniversary of Titanic’s doomed maiden voyage, and read discussions on why the story captivates our minds, from the unseen pictures of its rusting hulk to¬†scientific analysis on why it sank. Titanic has …

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