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Undersea internet cables are marvels of modern engineering, running thousands of miles under the oceans to connect the continents.
What does it take to do all that work while enduring the harsh conditions of the sea? YouTubers What’s Inside cut one open to find out.
As the host points out (once his saw finally makes it all the way through this beast), most of what you can see in the cross-section is just protection.
According to popularmechanics.com, there are those two layers of galvanized steel around the outside, and then a plastic tube and a copper sheath.
Inside that there’s even more plastic and steel, until you get down to teen-tiny payload at the very center.
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