A few months after visiting space, Professor Jim Kitchen from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill traveled to the deepest point in the ocean!
Network Editor: Sydney FranklinReporter: Jeff Hogan
The planet is in pollutants. From the edge of space all the way to the deepest point on Earth. Professor at UNC JIM KITCHEN has done it all. >> He now joins us to talk about his latest adventure, which was a very deep dive in the Mariana Trench. So we saw in March, JIM BLUE ARJUN IN SPACE. Now go down to the depths of the earth. How did you come up with this project? She was crazy. It was one experience of a lifetime. >> When everyone was watching the bonfires here, 4th of July was actually ready 5th of July outside Guam. And the Mariana Trench that I got in the summer is simple and it went 7 miles below ground into the very deepest part of the eastern pond from Mariana Road to a place where there is actually a part of this eastern pond where no one was there at all. That was incredible. Some of the things we saw there. Giving you some view, the Grand Canyon is wild. We were 7 times less. So it took us 4 hours to get to the bottom of the earth. That was incredible. Some of the things we saw there, those subs are tight, right? What about financial attainment obtained on a new level compared to preparing to travel to your own space and then preparing to go to the submarine. >> It was a nice textured I said I wasn’t claustrophobic, but my friends were like, Oh, my gosh, no way. I did not do that. >> But actually, that’s the thing that’s 7 miles below the Earth’s surface, there’s a lot of pressure pushing on it. It is a set of 10 to 300 LADEN in full. 7.47. Jumbo jets sit on top of the submarine. So you hope and pray that everything is working fine, but it’s cold out there. There is no oxygen. There is no sunlight. Despite all those crazy creatures out there. Life has changed only to see that they are alive and thriving there. I want you to show me some of the things you’ve been able to put back there. >> Did you take anything with you? First, have you prepared anything? >> Yes, you should get some interesting stuff because II was able to take a sack out of some rain. I’ve drifted with a large head to simulate the amount of pressure there is. This was a full size head and that’s what it should come down to. It’s about the size of my fist. So it is possible for some to realize the crushing weight. And we actually set some BIT traps and we’ve caught some of them and they’re a little bit convinced. The shell is very hard and it is a very small animal on the inside. But the shell is too strong, too strong, too strong to help it withstand these crushing stresses and some of the other incredible things they saw matched the bacterial formations in the city, which don’t have a lot of keys. They thrive there, which is interesting to JEFF, I would have loved to be on the MARS ROVER, it’s probably the kind of life that could exist in other celestial motions are planets. If it exists. This is simply amazing. I know it was like an 11 minute round trip on a blue descent into space and we’re out of time now. But from the top to the bottom of the submarine to reappear, how long we got there. >> 11 hours. Good. I stripped. Good. Thank you very much. I see that this science is one. 95 behind you there. 193 countries, all in the world. One 94 with space. One. 95, the deepest depths of the world. Jim Kitchen, thanks so much for sharing your adventure. Thank you. Thanks Jeff. >> It just makes you want to keep the rights all along. Such a great conversation with JIM KITCHEN. It surely inspires us all to grab the adventurous spirit and love to travel. One day Elizabeth will go explore the world. But for now, we’ll be doing a little tour on the live cam network. He cannot apply for his job.