Under the sea, in the deep, where fire meets water and life emerges IV
View of a 'gradient board' measuring the vertical temperature gradient in a venting 'black smoker' at the Fåvne Vent Field (3050 m depth). These structures result from the interaction of seawater circulating through the oceanic crust and the Earth’s internal heat, and supports unique ecosystems that are likely analogues for possible life in other parts of our solar system.
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Submitted on 19 November 2020
Credit: Thibaut Barreyre (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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