News: Kathy Sullivan, known as the first American woman to walk in space has also become the first woman to reach a Challenger Deep.
- Challenger Deep: It is the deepest known point in the Earth’s oceans with a depth of around 10,984m.It is located in the Western Pacific Ocean at the southern end of the Mariana Trench near the Mariana Islands group.
- Significance of Deep Ocean Areas:
- Finding out about the deep ocean areas can potentially reveal new sources for medical drugs, food, energy resources and other products.
- It can also help to predict earthquakes and tsunamis and help us understand how we are affecting and getting affected by the Earth’s environment.