As per our current Database, Marie Tharp has been died on Aug 23, 2006 (age 86).
When Marie Tharp die, Marie Tharp was 86 years old.
|Popular As||Marie Tharp|
|Age||86 years old|
|Born||July 30, 1920 (Michigan)|
Marie Tharp’s zodiac sign is Leo. According to astrologers, people born under the sign of Leo are natural born leaders. They are dramatic, creative, self-confident, dominant and extremely difficult to resist, able to achieve anything they want to in any area of life they commit to. There is a specific strength to a Leo and their "king of the jungle" status. Leo often has many friends for they are generous and loyal. Self-confident and attractive, this is a Sun sign capable of uniting different groups of people and leading them as one towards a shared cause, and their healthy sense of humor makes collaboration with other people even easier.
Marie Tharp was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.
Known for creating a topographic map of the ocean floor, she contributed greatly to geologists' understanding of the phenomenon of continental drift. She collaborated with fellow Geologist Bruce Heezen on the groundbreaking cartography project.
After studying music and English at Ohio University, she earned degrees in mathematics and geology from, respectively, the University of Tulsa and the University of Michigan.
She and Heezen created their underwater map with the help of Austrian Artist Heinrich Berann.
She grew up in Michigan as the daughter of a Latin Teacher mother and a United States Department of Agriculture employee father.
She used seismographic data to map underwater topography; this exploration would not have been possible without the earlier work of seismograph Inventor and fellow Geologist, John Milne.