The mid-ocean ridge is the most extensive mountain chain on Earth

And we can’t figure out what is heating our seas?

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“The mid-ocean ridge is the most extensive chain of mountains on Earth, stretching nearly 65,000 kilometers (40,390 miles) and with more than 90 percent of the mountain range lying in the deep ocean,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

“The nearly continuous, global mid-ocean ridge system snakes across the Earth’s surface like the seams on a baseball. It is clearly visible on this map of global topography above and below sea level.” – NOAA

“The ridge system forms the longest and largest mountain range on Earth, winding its way between the continents,” NOAA continues

“Despite being such prominent feature on our planet, much of the mid-ocean ridge system remains a mystery. While we have mapped about half of the global mid-ocean ridge in high resolution, less than one percent of the mid-ocean ridge has been explored in detail using submersibles or remotely operated vehicles.”

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is only a part of the mid-ocean ridge, extends for about 10,000 miles (16,000 km) in a curving path from the Arctic Ocean to near the southern tip of Africa. The ridge is equidistant between the continents on either side of it.

More than forty thousand miles of underwater volcanoes – who knows how many are active? – spewing out red-hot magma (as much as 2000 degrees F), and we can’t figure out what is heating our seas?

Wake up, people. We are being played.

https://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/facts/mid-ocean-ridge.html

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April 7, 2021 at 11:49AM

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