US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — Scientists have mapped one fifth of the Earth’s ocean floor. This was reported by the BBC with reference to the data of the Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 project, which was created with the aim of studying the bottom of the oceans and creating its complete map.
At the time of the launch of the project in 2017, only 6% of the global bottom was studied. To date, this figure is 19% or 14.5 million square meters. km
“We have become a little more aware of Planet Earth,” the material says.
Project Director Jamie McMichael-Phillips added that 81% of the Earth’s ocean floor remains unexplored, which is approximately twice the size of the surface of Mars.
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