Scientists Look to Space to Map Ocean Floor

October 03, 2014 05:34 PM

More is known about the surface of Mars than the sea floor of our own planet, eighty percent of which is unmapped. But that's changing with the release of a new map based on untapped streams of satellite data. As VOA's Rosanne Skirble reports, this detailed picture of ocean depths has widespread application for science, industry and civil society.