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Marie Tharp: The Woman Who Mapped The Ocean Floor

(2) Comments | Posted August 28, 2012 | 2:09 PM

On February 2, 2009, thanks to Google Ocean, the ocean floor's topography was revealed for millions of people to see. Before that day, the 70 percent of the Earth's surface covered by water had been filled in by a cold blank blue, essentially ignored by an interface meant...

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What Happened to the Astronauts-to-Be?

(14) Comments | Posted July 17, 2012 | 9:14 AM


In December of 1942 an English, music and philosophy major named Marie Tharp took a big risk. At the time she was a student at Ohio University, and she'd seen a flier for the University of Michigan's accelerated wartime geology program hanging outside of her adviser's office. "It only...

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