Thursday, July 02, 2009

The Least Inhabited Place on Earth

A recent scientific expedition has discovered the least (known) inhabited place on earth: the bottom of the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Scientists "found about 1,000 living cells in each cubic centimeter of sediment — a tally that is roughly 1,000 times less than in other seafloor sediments."

The life on the ocean's bottom are merely living cells, nothing even close to anything in the Animal Kingdom. This life survives on radioactive decay of hydrogen and marine snow.

Just reading about this makes one truly understand the feelings the ancients had towards The Abyss - a dark otherplace empty of light, life, everything.

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