Featured category: The oceans

The space cemetery in the middle of the Pacific; the inaccessible island in the middle of the Atlantic; the largest ocean current in the world; and the pivot points around which the global tides turn.

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NASA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

There’s an area of the mid-South Pacific where old spacecraft go to die.


Inaccessible Island, in the middle of the Atlantic, is surrounded by impossibly high cliffs and topped by tiny tiny birds.


The Antarctic Circumpolar Current in the Southern Ocean is the largest ocean current in the world; its flow is a hundred times greater than all the world’s rivers combined.


The world’s tides rotate around more than a dozen “tidal nodes,” which don’t rise or fall at all.

For more about the oceans that make up 70% of our planet’s surface, begin here:

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