Point Nemo: A Place To Really Get Away From It All

Point Nemo: A Place To Really Get Away From It All

Looking to really get away? As far as Earth is concerned, Point Nemo may be best place to get some distance. Point Nemo is a point in the Pacific Ocean that is the farthest from any land on Earth. It was named after the submarine sailor from Jules "Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." This spot sits 1,700 miles (2,734 km) from any coast. Not only is this spot just a remote point in the middle of the ocean, Point Nemo is a spacecraft graveyard. The number of spacecrafts that have found their final resting places here is an impressive 150.


Key Facts In This Video

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    Point Nemo is the point in the ocean that's the farthest away from land. (0:00)

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    Beneath the surface of Point Nemo on the ocean floor exists a graveyard of more than 150 spacecrafts. (0:26)

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    Around 70% of the Russian Mir space station was turned to dust upon re-entering Earth's atmosphere. (1:22)

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