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12-06-2013, 03:21 PM
Deepest ocean in universe
So we know that the earth's ocean is 35,000 feet + deep, but what about other planets?
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12-06-2013, 04:19 PM
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(12-06-2013 03:21 PM)Korin Wrote:  So we know that the earth's ocean is 35,000 feet + deep, but what about other planets?

We don't know.

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12-06-2013, 04:37 PM (This post was last modified: 12-06-2013 04:40 PM by ridethespiral.)
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Europa maybe? Under that ice there could be a whole lot of liquid water.

Does the ocean have to be made of water? Titan sports seas of methane. Jupiter and Saturn and the plethora of other gas giants out there are essentially global oceans of compressed gases that are thousands of miles deep.

...and we know relatively little about the worlds outside of our solar system. I think when you get in extra-planetary geology traditional definitions start to break down.

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12-06-2013, 04:41 PM
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(12-06-2013 03:21 PM)Korin Wrote:  So we know that the earth's ocean is 35,000 feet + deep, but what about other planets?
My guess is, depth of an ocean depends on size of the planet.

Europa might have 50-160 km deep ocean, (or 100 miles), people are just throwing numbers around. The interesting thing is, Europa's lesser gravity makes the whole thing lighter, less pressurized. We can explore the 11 km deep Marian pit on Earth and the study says the current tech could get as deep as 50 km on Europa.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11541880

I have no idea what kinds of critters might live down there, near the core warmed by Jupiter's tidal forces. I just know they'll be very, very flattened Tongue

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12-06-2013, 04:44 PM
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But isn't our solar system just a small dot in the universe?


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12-06-2013, 04:48 PM (This post was last modified: 12-06-2013 04:52 PM by ridethespiral.)
RE: Deepest ocean in universe
(12-06-2013 04:41 PM)Luminon Wrote:  
(12-06-2013 03:21 PM)Korin Wrote:  So we know that the earth's ocean is 35,000 feet + deep, but what about other planets?
My guess is, depth of an ocean depends on size of the planet.

Europa might have 50-160 km deep ocean, (or 100 miles), people are just throwing numbers around. The interesting thing is, Europa's lesser gravity makes the whole thing lighter, less pressurized. We can explore the 11 km deep Marian pit on Earth and the study says the current tech could get as deep as 50 km on Europa.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11541880

I have no idea what kinds of critters might live down there, near the core warmed by Jupiter's tidal forces. I just know they'll be very, very flattened Tongue

I just got done reading The Odyssey series, Clark's Europa is very cool.

Also here is a NASA teaser (I dunno what to call something like this) about exploring Europa:




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13-06-2013, 09:06 AM
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Known solar system biggest is probably Europa but I doubt in whole universe. I say there is ocean out there that is 100,000 feet miles deep.
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13-06-2013, 09:39 AM
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(13-06-2013 09:06 AM)Korin Wrote:  Known solar system biggest is probably Europa but I doubt in whole universe. I say there is ocean out there that is 100,000 feet miles deep.

And you say that with no evidence. And what are 'feet miles'?

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13-06-2013, 04:59 PM
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you sound like some guy from other forum that wants evidence all the time
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13-06-2013, 04:59 PM
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(13-06-2013 04:59 PM)Korin Wrote:  you sound like some guy from other forum that wants evidence all the time

Of course I want evidence. Without evidence, it's bullshit.

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