NASA slowly drains the oceans in an incredible animation, revealing hidden underwater mountain ranges and ancient land bridges

NASA slowly drains the oceans in an incredible animation, revealing hidden underwater mountain ranges and ancient land bridges

by Morgan McFall-Johnsen, Business Insider

A NASA animation drains the oceans to reveal the majority of Earth’s surface that lies beneath.

Oceans cover most of the Earth, including its longest mountain range and the ancient bridges that humans crossed to reach other continents.

In a recent remake of a 2008 NASA video , planetary scientist James O’Donoghue shows what it would look like if all that water drained away, revealing the hidden three-fifths of Earth’s surface

O’Donoghue works at the Japanese space agency (JAXA) and was formerly at NASA. For the video, he took an animation that NASA physicist and animator Horace Mitchell created in 2008 and gave it a few additions. He edited the timing and added a tracker to show how much water drains throughout the animation.

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