Scale of the oceans

There was a molten hell hurtling through space, but over time the surface cooled into a very thin shell. On it, puddles of water collected and the inhabitants of the shell called them the oceans.

This is the cross sectional view of the Mariana Trench:

And this is a cross sectional view of the Atlantic Ocean:

And this wonderful illustration compares the volumes of total water (left) and total atmosphere (right) relative to the volume of the earth:

Typing and design by Gib Hemani

2010-02-22 16:20:36