Beijing: Researchers from different countries are conducting research in the Mariana Trench. Chinese scientists have discovered a giant virus that can be seen with the naked eye from the Mariana Trench.
The giant virus was discovered in the Challenger Deep, the deepest part of the Mariana Trench. Challenger Deep is 36,000 feet deep. Bringing samples from Challenger Deep is technically fraught with many challenges. But five years ago, the Chinese research ship Zhang Jian successfully completed the mission.
About 4% of the items found at the bottom of the Challenger Deep were mimic viruses. These Mimi viruses, which are larger than other viruses, have been found to destroy cells in some mammals. But it is not clear whether this poses any kind of challenge to humans.