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Shocking Facts About NASA Animation Drains The Oceans



NASA Animation Picture


NASA” stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration. This term Aeronautics comes from the Greek words for “air” or “to sail. “NASA slowly drains the oceans in an incredible animation. It is also revealing the hidden underwater mountain ranges or ancient land bridges.


NASA receives its funding from the annual federal budget passed by the United States Congress.

  • NASA animation drains the oceans to reveal the majority of Earth’s surface that lies beneath.
  • A planetary scientist made the video to highlight its most fascinating features.
  • Oceans cover most of the Earth the world’s most extended mountain range as well as the ice-age land bridges that ancient humans crossed to reach other continents.

    NASA video 2008

      In a recent  NASA video 2008, the planetary scientist James O’Donoghue remakes it to shows what it would look like if all that water drained away, revealing the hidden three-fifths of Earth’s surface.

      Scientist James O’Donoghue ‘s Work

      The scientist James O’Donoghue works at the Japanese space agency, JAXA. It was formerly at NASA. For the video, he took an animation of the NASA physicist or animator Horace Mitchell. That video created in 2008 and gave it a few additions. He edited the timing. I also added a tracker to show how much water drained throughout the animation.

      As the oceans slowly lose water, the first bits of hidden land that emerge are the continental shelves — the undersea edges of each continent.”I slowed down the start since, somewhat surprisingly, there is a lot of underwater landscape instantly revealed in the first tens of meters,” O’Donoghue told Business Insider.

      The continental shelves include some of the land bridges. That bridges are early humans crossed as they migrated from continent to another continent. Tens of thousands of years ago, our ancestors could walk from continental Europe to the UK, from Siberia to Alaska, and from Australia to the islands surrounding it.

      “When the last ice age occurred, a lot of ocean water was locked up as ice at the poles of the planet. That’s why land bridges used to exist,” O’Donoghue said. Each of these links that enabled humans to migrate, and when the ice age ended, the water sealed them in.”

      Seawater level:

      By removing that water, the animation offers a glimpse at the world of our ancient ancestors. It also shows the Earth’s longest chain of mountains, which appears once the sea levels have dropped from 2,000 to 3,000 meters. That’s the mid-ocean ridge, which stretches over 37,000 miles across the globe because over 90% of it is underwater.

      Once the animated oceans drain up by 6,000 meters, most of the water is gone. But it takes nearly another 5,000 meters to empty the deepest reaches of the Marianas Trench. The volcanic mountains spring up at the seams where Earth’s tectonic plates inch away from each other. Then, it creates a new ocean floor like molten rock rises from beneath the plant’s crust.

      “I like how this animation reveals that the ocean floor is just as variable and interesting in its geology as the continents,” O’Donoghue said. He also added that emptying the seas unearthed not only “not only the ocean bottom but also the ancient story of humanity.”



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