Deep Drilling at Sea
Drilling holes deep into the seafloor unveils the ocean's past and hints at Earth's future.
By Kate Ramsayer, 00:00 AM August 30, 2004
Beakers and chemical bottles sit on shelves, just like in a normal science lab. High-powered microscopes, incubators for growing bacteria, and other equipment line the room, just like in a normal science lab.
But, once you feel the floor start to sway or you look out the windows only to see a vast expanse of blue, you know this is no typical science lab. Instead, the seven floors of research space are a "floating university" on board a ship called the JOIDES Resolution.
The JOIDES Resolut...
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