Science: Down Under

Back from the deepest depths ever reached by man, Jacques Piccard and Lieut. Don Walsh flew into Washington last week to receive decorations from President Eisenhower, and to tell how it felt as the bathyscaph Trieste dropped seven miles down through the Pacific Ocean to the bottom of the Marianas Trench.

The Trieste passed through many thermal layers. When it came to the dense cold layers, it stopped. "We sat on them like going down steps," said Lieut. Walsh. The crew had to release some of the buoyant gasoline in its upper hull before...

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