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Pacific Ocean. Coloured computer model of the Pacific Ocean from space, based on satellite data. North is at top. Water is blue, bare land is brown, vegetation is green and snow and ice are white. The Pacific Ocean is surrounded by mainland Asia (top left), Australasia (lower left), Antarctica (bottom) and North and South America (far right). Ocean floor topography is shown in varying shades of blue. The Mariana Trench (dark blue crescent, upper left) is the deepest of the many ocean trenches seen.
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