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Traveling to the depths

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Well, if yesterday we commented that the closure for space tourism opens, or what is the same, go up, today we will talk about the opposite, that is, go down. And it is that the Russians have managed to reach up to 1,580 meters underwater in order to conquer the depths of the Siberian lake Baikal.

Where does this effort to go beyond the limits come to human beings? always in search of the unknown, of what we intuit there is but that we have not yet been able to verify. Engaged in breaking records, in overcoming either the rival or ourselves. In fact, the olympic motto says it all: "Citius, Altius, Fortius”(Faster, Taller, Stronger)…

Anyway, this Siberian lake hosts a fifth of the planet's fresh water reserves. With 23,400 cubic kilometers of water the Baikal far exceeds the combined volume of water of the five Great Lakes of the United States and Canada. The lake is home to 848 species of animals that do not exist in any other part of the world, such as the golomianka, a viviparous fish that lives 1,000 meters deep, or the tiny epishura, a crab that is barely one or two millimeters long.

The Russians say that with these explorations, carried out by the same team that took the images of the Titanic that were used in the famous James Cameron movie, they will be able to verify the hypotheses of the existence in that lake of life forms without oxygen and, in addition, the scientists will take advantage to clear another mystery: the reserves and energy resources of the lake. The expedition and its results will be reflected in a documentary film, whose objective is to raise awareness about the need to take care of nature.

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