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Share on Reddit. Since its official title is a bit of a mouthful, it has been nicknamed Point Nemo, after author Jules Verne's famous seafaring anti-hero Captain Nemo. Earth Menu. The most common components to survive are fuel tanks and pressure vehicles, which are part of the fuel system. Point Nemo is near the southern end of the East Pacific Rise, a submarine line of volcanic activity that stretches up to the Gulf of California.
By Ella Davies 5 October 2016. View image of South Pacific Gyre is on the far left Credit: However, the Bloop has since been confirmed to be the sound of ice by the U.
Ducie Island one of the Pitcairn islands is to the north, Motu Nui of the Easter Island chain is to the north-east and Maher Island off the coast of Antarctica is to the south. Share on Twitter. Meanwhile the nearest inhabited landmass to Point Nemo is over 1,670 miles 2,700km away. It marks the boundary of the Pacific and Nazca tectonic plates, which are gradually moving apart.
There is still much to be discovered in these depths, but its remoteness makes Point Nemo an expensive and challenging destination for research.
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View image of How far from land is it possible to sail? So if Point Nemo is not really home to an octopus-man-dragon, what exactly does live there? What's more, because the region is so isolated from land masses, the wind does not carry much organic matter.
Point Nemo is located over 1,000 miles 1,600km equidistantly from the coasts of three far-flung islands. In 1997, oceanographers recorded a mysterious noise less than 1,240 miles 2,000km east of Point Nemo.
Apart from the occasional round-the-world yacht race, there are hardly any visitors. Share by Email. Over a hundred decommissioned spacecraft are thought to now occupy this "spacecraft cemetery", from satellites and cargo ships to the defunct space station Mir.