Good morning, this if Chief Science Officier Jennie Sontag reporting from the science station of the USS Tiburon. This science report is brought to you be “tribbles” their not just eating machines anymore.
I have had the privilege of visiting one of the most beautiful places on the plant. It’s the Grand Canyon in Arizona.
The Grand Canyon has been around for millions of years and has been cut out of the rock of Arizona by the Colorado River. I have found an article that says that it’s older then most scientist think it is. Here is the link for the article:
I have been doing some research on the Grand Canyon and found some very interesting facts on the canyon. The canyon is over 277 miles long and has a depth of about a mile (6,000 ft). And the canyon can vary in temperature from the rims of the canyon which can reach over hundred degrees in the summer to below freezing in the winter. The highest temperature reading in the canyon was 105 and the lowest was -20.
The native Americans have know about the canyon for hundreds of years before the american’s found out about it. Pueblo Indians knew about the canyon and made their homes in the many nooks and caves the canyon has to offer. They had a special word for the canyon (Ongtupqua).
In 1869 John Wesley Powell (a famous explorer) led an expedition down the Colorado river and was the first person to ever navigate the river in a boat. After his expedition Congress decided to protect this fragile wilderness by making it a national monument in 1908 and in 1919 it was made into a national park.
I have had the privilege while serving on the Tiburon to visit many of the world’s most beautiful places and some planets that can rival earth in it’s splendor but i think the grand canyon will be in the running for many years as one of earth’s most picturesque destination.
ending transmission for March, Chief Science Officer Jennifer Sontag