This photograph shows the "Fenix" (Phoenix in english) or the capsule in which the miners traveled to the surface.
(photo by the Associated Foreign Press from http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/World/-/688340/1031742/-/10errwy/-/)
This is that second miner again, Mario Sepulveda right after he emerged!
(AP Photo/Hugo Infante, Government of Chile)
This is the ninth miner rescued. Mario Gomez.
(Picture from the AP)
So what did the miners have to deal with while they were down there?
They were 33 of them trapped about 2000 feet below the surface. They were there for 69 days and emerged in a capsule about 22 inches wide.
A video from CNN:
A video from inside the "escape" tunnel from CNN:
This an interview with some of the Americans that helped with the rescue effort from CNN. Never doubt that mathematics comes in handy and useful. Their knowledge of engineering and complex mathematics is what enabled them to save these lives. Every component of the rescue involved math, science, social studies and language arts. YOU could use your knowledge to save lives some day!!!!
Celebrate life my friends! An amazing this has happened in the last 24 hours. Technology, hard work, skill, and the human spirit combined to save lives in a truly inspiring manner!
(Associated Foreign Press/ Getty Images) Mario Sepulveda and the first lady of Chile, Cecelia Morel while the President and rescuers look on.
-Miss K :)