1959-1960

Geologist Bob Fisher confirms the deepest point in the ocean, the Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench near Guam (~10,915 m). Deep-submergence pioneer Andy Rechnitzer directs the Navy's successful effort to reach the bottom of the trench in the bathyscaphe Trieste.

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1959
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