Re: xenonauts

Date: Fri Jul 06 2001 - 11:33:42 MDT

In a message dated 7/5/01 9:44:28 PM, writes:

>However the question is, can people withstand such pressures? The deepest
>dive record I found on one site was 2250 feet in 1981, breathing a mixture
>of N, O, and He. That would be about 70 atmospheres. Could people
>withstand 2-3 times more? Maybe the record has been improved since 1981.

I'm not confident. Pressure per se changes biology by changing folding,
inter alia,
and abyssal organisms have specific adaptations to survive down there. Only
1/2 to the abyss, but still...

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