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Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Wed, 01/27/2016 - 18:11
As we steam towards Mauritius, Expedition 360 draws to a close. It has been an incredible two months of many ups and downs...
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Mon, 01/25/2016 - 19:58
Ginny and Jason search for life... hundreds of meters below the seafloor.
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Thu, 01/21/2016 - 08:41
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Fri, 01/15/2016 - 12:17
For over a month now, the JOIDES resolution has maintained its position in the southwest Indian Ocean, 700 meters above Atlantis Bank. This undersea mountain was named in 1986 by one of our co-chief scientists Henry Dick, “we found a block that had been lifted up to sea level, it was an island at one point” says Dick, “so we named it Atlantis Bank after of course the lost city of Atlantis”.
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Sat, 01/09/2016 - 18:30
Yesterday, by complete accident, we recovered the largest diameter core in ocean drilling history! Here’s how it happened…
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Mon, 01/04/2016 - 19:24
What happens to the rocks we collect from deep within the earth? One the latest episode, we follow the life of a piece of core onboard the JOIDES Resolution as it is analyzed by the many scientists. Plus the latest news from the expedition: issues with a broken drill bit and a medical evacuation.
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Fri, 01/01/2016 - 08:32
We successfully completed our reddit ask me anything (AMA), which turned out to be the busiest in IODP history! 9 of us spent 2 hours debating, researching, and answering 64 questions about the JR, expedition 360, and seafloor geology in general. You can read all the questions and answers on reddit< but here are some of our favorites...
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Sun, 12/27/2015 - 19:19
The goal of expedition 360 is to drill hole U1473 as deep as we possibly can in the two months we have onboard the JOIDES Resolution. Our target is 1300 meters, this would be the third deepest hole ever drilled into oceanic crust (ie. hard igneous and metamorphic rocks, we’re not counting the sediments that sit on top).
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Thu, 12/24/2015 - 16:05
An episode consisting of three stores: an idea that no one believed, how to start the hole itself, and an expedition of tragedy and discovery.
Submitted by Lucas Kavanagh on Wed, 12/23/2015 - 19:24
Now that the core is flowing, the word “recovery” is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. How was the recovery? Did the recovery improve? Man, the recovery has been great!