There's a live stream from Mariana Trench, Earth's deepest place

  • 6 May 2016
The Deep Discoverer Image copyright NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research
Image caption The Deep Discoverer has been diving daily, sometimes to depths of 6,000 metres

Scientists are exploring the deepest place on Earth - and streaming live video from there.

Parts of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean are up to 11 kilometres deep, so we know little about what sea life there is.

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Image caption This is known as pillow lava. This forms when a certain type of lava erupts underwater. Cold sea water then cools the lava quickly creating these black tubes

So a team has been sending down a robotic submarine called Deep Discoverer with a camera on it.

Science fans or anyone who is just curious can check out what the camera is showing online.

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Image caption This shrimp has a parasite living on its back but scientists weren't able to identify it

The three-month expedition is looking for things like fish, mud volcanoes and deep sea coral.

So far they've spotted shrimp, jellyfish and black pillow lava from an underwater eruption.

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