Geologist Digs Deep - The Pito Deep, 6000 Meters Beneath The Ocean

Posted on 08.23.2015

Late last January, while most people were battling winter's cold and snow, University of Illinois structural geologist Stephen Hurst left for a monthlong cruise in the South Pacific. It was no vacation, though. Hurst joined a team of scientists, engineers and technicians who set sail from Easter Island to explore the Pito Deep, a rift in Earth's crust nearly 6,000 meters deep. See more info at: