A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea


Follow a scientific expedition in real time as a team of scientists aboard the JOIDES Resolution attempts to drill deep into the ocean floor! Expedition 360 of the International Ocean Drilling Program is happening right now - from December 2015 to January 2016 in the Indian Ocean. Learn about the science, hear about ship life, and get the latest updates here!


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Title: Prologue - The Quest To Touch The Mantle

Chapter 4 - The Limits Of Life

January 25th, 2016

Ginny and Jason search for life, hundreds of meters below the seafloor. Go to Episode

Chapter 3 - The Life Of A Core

January 4th, 2016

Follow a sample of rock as it is analyzed by the many scientists in the onboard labs of the JOIDES Resolution. Go to Episode

Chapter 2 - The Theory That Changed Everything

December 22nd, 2015

An episode consisting of three stores: an idea that no one believed, how to start the hole itself, and an expedition of tragedy and discovery. Go to Episode

Chapter 1 - The JR Meets The Press

December 16th, 2015

Media attention reveals public concern over expedition 360 and a brief introduction to the JOIDES Resolution and a couple of the people who call it home. Go to Episode