Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's five oceanic divisions. It extends from the Arctic Ocean in the north to the Southern Ocean in the south, and is bounded by the continents of Asia and Australia in the west and the Americas in the east. At 165,250,000 square kilometers in area, this largest division of the World Ocean—and, in turn, the hydrosphere—covers about 46% of Earth's water surface and about 32% of its total surface area, larger than Earth's entire land area combined. The centers of both the Water Hemisphere and the Western Hemisphere are in the Pacific Ocean. Ocean circulation subdivides it into two largely independent volumes of water, which meet at the equator: the North Pacific Ocean and South Pacific Ocean. The Galápagos and Gilbert Islands, while straddling the equator, are deemed wholly within the South Pacific. Its mean depth is 4,000 meters.

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NASA’s Orion Spacecraft Successfully Lands in Pacific Ocean

Watch live from 16:00 UTC on 11 December as the European Service Module separates from Orion and the crew capsule splashes down near Isla Guadalupe in the Pacific Ocean, marking the end of the Artemis I lunar mission

Chinese rocket tumbles into Pacific Ocean after days in space

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Study: Earth’s Next Supercontinent Will Assemble when Pacific Ocean Closes in 200-300 Million Years

A Brand New Island Appears in the Pacific Ocean

Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb Set to Explore Pacific Ocean for Potential ‘Alien’ Meteor Fragments

Researchers Finally Tracked Down The Source of The Deadly Pacific Ocean 'Blob'

Undersea 'sharkcano' eruption captured in spectacular satellite images

Scientists discover ‘Yellow Brick Road’ in never-before explored depth of Pacific Ocean

Bizarre ‘Road to Atlantis’ Discovered In Unexplored Part of Pacific Ocean

Scientists Follow a 'Yellow Brick Road' in a Never-Before-Seen Spot of The Pacific Ocean

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New Species of Deep-Sea Crown Jelly Discovered in Pacific Ocean

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