Land & Sea: From Top To Bottom [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in Science

A scaled look how vast the earth and its surroundings are.
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Male 112
I want to know how long it`d take to boil an egg at the bottom of the Mariana trench. I`m thinking something like instantly.
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Male 415
Thats cool. i learned things today :)
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Female 98
@xtreme dude
Longcat wouldn`t fit xD
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Male 3,431
I did not see Cthulu.
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Male 2,893
Pretty cool.
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Female 40
that`s cool, would be a good poster for a classroom.
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Male 1,086
look at dat isopod, man. shoot.

The Drilling thing was really relevant, and it`s interesting how mysterious the ocean is as opposed to all we know of galaxies.
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Male 1,371
Where`s longcat?
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Female 28
YAY for P.R. :D~
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Male 239
"19,000 ft above sea level to place ladakh"
Sweet! I`m going there in a month!
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Male 558
Denver chomps horse-apples... seriously, we get a look at all this amazing stuff and y`all are like, "whoo-hoo! 303 inna house!" get over yerselves, that thin air`s makin` kids mental...
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Female 395
blimey, i feel small and like i should do some of this stuff... but i`m too lazy...
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Male 38
30h3 is on that info dealy, how many of your cities are up there? mile high baby! BOOM!
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Female 582
Denver! Represent!!
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Male 159
is the water already boiling? did they boil an egg in space?
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Male 6,737
Anyone else feeling insignificant right about now?
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Female 3,828
lol @ paperduck!
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Male 69
That is really a great image. It really paints a clear picture of the world we live in vs the world as it really is.
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Male 1
wonderful, very informative. Max ive been upto is 19,000 ft above sea level to place ladakh and wow it takes several days until you get used to the low oxygen level, you get tired very very easily
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Male 12,365
[quote]What do they mean boil an egg... don`t they mean boil water? Who cares if there`s an egg in the water?[/quote]

It`s to give an easily understandable example. The time taken to boil water would depend on how much water and how much energy you`re supplying. They could be more accurate and state the boiling point of water at various altitudes.
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Male 1,745
What do they mean boil an egg... don`t they mean boil water? Who cares if there`s an egg in the water?
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Male 12,365
[quote]There is no way that someone has actually done that! Can anyone confirm that that is correct and they have been to the bottomn of the mariana trench?[/quote]

Yes. It wasn`t secret. Quite the opposite - they were unsurprisingly open about such a spectacular achievement. The deepest point was found from the surface by a survey ship (Challenger`s deep, named after the ship) and some years later a manned vessel went right down there, to the bottom of the deepest part. Two people were in it. It took them hours and hours to get down. Amazing vessel, hugely brave crew. Many things can go wrong doing that and all of them will kill you. It`s a more hostile environment than space.
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Male 27
Oh yeah my grandmum lives down there.
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Male 12,365
[quote]it would vaporize, and thus become invisible gas, but I really liked your detailed scientific reasoning[/quote]

At ~16000 psi, when 530C would be the boiling point, would it vaporise then? Or have I exceeded the real limits of pressure on boiling points with my extrapolation?
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Male 1
Yes some can survive down there. It hosts thousand of species of invertebrates and some fish. Guys! Google a bit!!
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Male 36
yes, people have used submarines to get to the bottom of the mariana trench. they found alot of sand and mud, nothing can really survive down there.
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Male 18
@TNoussis

Have you not been through 10th grade earth science yet? Yes one someone has actually been to the bottom of the Mariana trench. it was actually quite a while ago
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Female 3,562
I have never seen an egg boil in less than 10 minutes.
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Male 126
@Angilion i like the reassurance. haha "If you do die, you won`t know." haha
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Male 63
There is no way that someone has actually done that! Can anyone confirm that that is correct and they have been to the bottomn of the mariana trench?
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Male 3,842
[quote] Hmm...would water at 530C actually glow red? [/quote]

it would vaporize, and thus become invisible gas, but I really liked your detailed scientific reasoning
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`d be scared to go down 35,000 ft.[/quote]

On the plus side, if your vessel failed you`d be instakilled and not suffer. It would be roughly equivalent to you being hit by about 2500 7 ton trucks simultaneously from all sides. You`d fit through a letter box after that.
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Female 423
well if I ever wanted to boil myself an egg on Mount Everest, now I`m fixed
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Male 12,365
[quote]Yeah, I don`t get the egg part.[/quote]

It`s assuming you`re boiling the egg in water. The pressure affects the boiling point of water. Lower pressure = lower boiling point = lower cooking temp = longer time to cook.

If you`re sitting pretty near the top of Everest, you might just be able to drink boiling water, or at least bubbling water. Which would be a good video clip. Water would boil at 68C there.
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Male 12,365
[quote]So... How much time is needed to boil an egg 35,000 ft below sea level?[/quote]

The pressure down there is ~16000 psi.

That`s over 7 tons per square inch. The egg would be crushed into a dense ball. I`m thinking about pea sized, but that`s just a guess. Not cookable.

The reason for the variation in boiling time is the boiling point of water, which depends on pressure. So it takes longer at high altitude because the water you`re boiling the egg in boils at a lower temperature - obviously it takes longer to boil an egg at, say, 80C than at 100C.

The boiling point of water at 35000 feet underwater would be about 530C. So if you had some device that could supply enough heat a container of water 35000 feet under water (?), the water would boil at ~530C and the egg that couldn`t exist would burn very quickly. 530C is literally red hot.

Hmm...would water at 530C actually glow red?
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Male 27
I`d be scared to go down 35,000 ft. It seems pretty cool though.
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Female 250
Yeah, I don`t get the egg part.
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Male 1,793
Cool.....
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Female 248
i lol`d @ eggs
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Male 379
Except the pic of the Himalayas is from an airplane...
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Male 2,748
wow... i didnt realize they drilled that far down!
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Male 418
very nice, we know a lot of this, but its always fun to see these facts displayed this way. and sad, but lol on the on the inclusion of the "blowout protector"
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Male 12
@howlingwolf, they have had 2 other expeditions in the past 20 years, but they were both with ROV (unmanned) subs.

I think they should take manned subs again though, maybe carry some celebutards and billionaires down there after they pay a bucket load of money for the experience..
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Male 12
Great infographic except where the grand canyon is under water.. the valley floor is still half a mile above sea level, and you have to climb up ti ~8000 ft above sea level just to look down in to it at it`s deepest point.


The bit about the challenger deep is cool though.
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Male 1,351
If they went to the ocean`s bottom in 1960, why not try again? Idk if there`s a point, but it could be cool...
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Male 1,882
Damn, that`s one deep well, huh?
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Male 3,482
@Ike, please tell me you`ve read the book and you`re just joking...

Otherwise, I want to punch you...

@Oblivia

None. By that point, there is no egg...

@Madest

I was aware that we had been to the bottom of the known sea, but I didn`t know it was in the frickin` 60`s...

@Gorgack

Thanks... Thanks a lot man. Now I feel even more insignificant than ever before...
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Male 153
"but Jules Verne said there is 20,000 leagues under sea level (or 70,000 miles), in a sub..."

If i remember correctly they traveled 20,000 leagues under water, they did not reach a depth of 20,000 leagues.
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Female 275
@IkeRay
If you`d ever actually read the book, you`d know that he was talking about distance traveled around the oceans, not depth underneath the water.
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Male 390
I didnt realize the oil well went that deep
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Male 56
i am so small, and the world is so big. do i stand a chance?
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Male 2,703
but Jules Verne said there is 20,000 leagues under sea level (or 70,000 miles), in a sub...

also, 35,000 ft deep oceans, this is the deepest recorded by man (including through the dirt), the earth is 4,000 miles deep (radius) or ~21 million ft...
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Male 126
Makes me feel like I am on a 3rd grade science field trip and I cant wait to eat my packed lunch because I am having some Lunchables and Hi-C
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Female 934
Kind of spooky
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Female 812
So... How much time is needed to boil an egg 35,000 ft below sea level?
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Male 2,159
Wow, someone went nearly 36,000 feet down in 1960. I find that amazing - the date because you`d think the technology or engineering of the time would be insufficient. That`s a great Infographic.
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Male 233
that is pretty awesome!

@gorgack2000 yeah...i watched that video for the first time a few weeks ago and it really kinda makes you feel worthless haha
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Male 25,417
Wow, just another thing i learned at IAB!
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Male 15,510
This make me feel tiny
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Male 88
that was a loooooong infogram
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Male 149
sperm whales :P
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Male 7,378
This is really informative. I wasn`t aware that man had been to the bottom of the sea.
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Female 697
Amazing. The ocean sure is impressive. I didnt realize The Grand Canyon goes THAT deep... makes me want to drill through it into the dark ocean.
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Male 363
That was actually really interesting. A lot better than I expected it to be.
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Male 4,680
For added "oh my god we are all just specks of dirt", watch one of the various "Earth compared to various planets and stars" videos after this.
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Female 349
This is freaking awesome.
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Male 432
Wow! That`s awesome.
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Male 4,867
damn, thats deep
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Male 20,816
Link: Land & Sea: From Top To Bottom [Pic] [Rate Link] - A scaled look how vast the earth and its surroundings are.
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