The deepest point in the Indian Ocean is 7,187 meters, which is located in the range of Java Trench, a little off the coast of Indonesia.
To measure the depth of the five oceans present in the world, scientists started a very bold sea expedition. Now scientists have returned from this expedition and they have information about the deepest point of oceans in the five oceans. The data from the ‘Five Deeps Expedition’ (FDE) has confirmed the precise location of the deepest places of the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean for the first time. To collect this data, a different place was dived for a period of 10 months between 2018 and 2019.
The deepest point in the Indian Ocean is 7,187 meters, which is located in the range of Java Trench, a little off the coast of Indonesia. At the same time, the deepest point in the South Ocean is 7,432 meters, which is located in the range of South Sandwich Trench. Before the data of FDE, people knew the deepest parts of some oceans. For example, the Earth’s deepest point is ‘Challenger Deep’, which is within the Mariana Trench within the Pacific Ocean. The team that completed this campaign said that ‘Challenger Deep’ is 10,924 deep. In this way, it is still the deepest place in the world.
Scientists have covered a distance of 87,044 km
The deepest point in the Atlantic Ocean is considered to be Brownson Deep in Puerto Rico Trench, which has a depth of 8,378 meters. At the same time, the deepest place in the Artic Ocean is 5,551 meters, which is known as Molloy Hall. The ‘Five Deeps Expedition’ was a successful mission lasting 10 months to travel to the deepest point in the five major oceans of the world – Atlantic, Southern, Hind, Pacific and Arctic. Scientists covered a distance of 87,044 km under this expedition. The team dived into the ‘Limiting Factor’ (LV) device 39 times and collected data through it.
Mapping of 61% of the area was never done
This study has been published in Geoscience Data Journal. This study was led by Cassandra Bongovanni. He said that this expedition has given us a unique opportunity to accurately map some of the world’s most remote and deepest locations. Bongovanni said that about 61 percent of where we went was never mapped using modern technology. Before the ‘Five Deeps Expedition’, there were many uncertainties about the deepest point of the Indian Ocean and the Southern Ocean. However, now information about their deep location has been found.
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