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The first audio recordings from the bottom of the Mariana Trench are creepy as hell

by Fiona Macdonald 29 Apr 2018 19:36 UTC
A modified Google earth map showing the location of Challenger Deep in relation to Guam. © Oregon State University / Flickr

Back in March 2016, scientists released the first audio recordings taken from the deepest point on Earth's surface, Challenger Deep, at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Filled with strange moans, low rumbles, and the occasional high-pitched screech, the soundbites below shed rare light on the dark world that lies 10.9 km (6.7 miles) below the crushing weight of the Pacific Ocean... and they're somehow both haunting and beautiful at the same time.

On the whole, we know very little about what goes on inside the Mariana Trench, located at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean around 322 km (200 miles) southwest of Guam, mostly because it's so difficult for us to get to.

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