#Login Register


  • 2 Vote(s) - 5 Average
Home 


Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts: What could possibly go wrong?
12-02-2015, 12:12 PM #1
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
Indian Ocean expedition resumes a six-decade campaign to bore right through the planet’s crust.

Jules Verne would have dug this plan: drill into the sea floor, through kilometres of the planet’s rocky crust to penetrate the denser underlying mantle. It is one of geology’s classic quests, conceived almost 60 years ago, at the peak of the plate-tectonics revolution. Since then, many have attempted it and failed. But an expedition starting this month is taking up the challenge once again.

[...]

A hole that deep “would be the window into things we have never seen before”, says Benoît Ildefonse, a geologist at the University of Montpellier in France.

[...]

Read more: nature.com

There's probably a good reason that's separated from the surface, I get a bad feeling about this.

wonder.gif
12-02-2015, 12:33 PM #2
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,927 Threads:71 Joined:Feb 2011
I was so disappointed, when some or other heartless grown-up
told us kids we would end up in the sea just outside the New
Zealand coast, not in China.

vic.gif
12-02-2015, 12:55 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
Yeah, I was informed I'd end up in Turkey, and thought to myself, what are birds doing underground?

wonder.gif
12-02-2015, 12:57 PM #4
Free Store Member
Posts:401 Threads:108 Joined:Jun 2013
They stopped digging cause it got over 2000 degrees Fahrenheit and they put a special microphone to hear the weird noises come out of there... What they hear scared their pants off!!



İmage

12-02-2015, 01:55 PM #5
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
chuckle.gif That was a proven hoax. The legend holds that a team of Russian engineers purportedly led by an individual named "Mr. Azzacov" in an unnamed place in Siberia had drilled a hole that was 9 miles (14 km) deep before breaking through to a cavity. Intrigued by this unexpected discovery, they lowered an extremely heat tolerant microphone, along with other sensory equipment, into the well. The temperature deep within was 2,000 °F (1,090 °C) — heat from a chamber of fire from which (purportedly) the tormented screams of the damned could be heard.
However the recording was later found to be looped together from various sound effects, identified as the soundtrack of the 1972 movie Baron Blood.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well_to_Hell_hoax

wonder.gif
12-02-2015, 01:58 PM #6
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,782 Threads:647 Joined:Feb 2011
(12-02-2015, 12:12 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Indian Ocean expedition resumes a six-decade campaign to bore right through the planet’s crust.

Jules Verne would have dug this plan: drill into the sea floor, through kilometres of the planet’s rocky crust to penetrate the denser underlying mantle. It is one of geology’s classic quests, conceived almost 60 years ago, at the peak of the plate-tectonics revolution. Since then, many have attempted it and failed. But an expedition starting this month is taking up the challenge once again.

[...]

A hole that deep “would be the window into things we have never seen before”, says Benoît Ildefonse, a geologist at the University of Montpellier in France.

[...]

Read more: nature.com

There's probably a good reason that's separated from the surface, I get a bad feeling about this.

I pictured the moment they penetrate the crust and remove the bit. Then I pictured a cartoon-like earth blowing around the solar system like a balloon.

lmao.gif

Every time they have attempted to penetrate the crust they have failed because or heat and pressure. The drills eventually quit turning and get stuck.

I am quite interested to know what is down there. Remember, what they say is there is only a theory. A little proof would be cool.

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
12-02-2015, 02:01 PM #7
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,927 Threads:71 Joined:Feb 2011
Beelzebub's got a devil put aside
for me
for me
for meeee-ee-eee!

BaconDance.gif
12-02-2015, 02:06 PM #8
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
(12-02-2015, 01:58 PM)Kreeper Wrote:  
(12-02-2015, 12:12 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  Indian Ocean expedition resumes a six-decade campaign to bore right through the planet’s crust.

Jules Verne would have dug this plan: drill into the sea floor, through kilometres of the planet’s rocky crust to penetrate the denser underlying mantle. It is one of geology’s classic quests, conceived almost 60 years ago, at the peak of the plate-tectonics revolution. Since then, many have attempted it and failed. But an expedition starting this month is taking up the challenge once again.

[...]

A hole that deep “would be the window into things we have never seen before”, says Benoît Ildefonse, a geologist at the University of Montpellier in France.

[...]

Read more: nature.com

There's probably a good reason that's separated from the surface, I get a bad feeling about this.

I pictured the moment they penetrate the crust and remove the bit. Then I pictured a cartoon-like earth blowing around the solar system like a balloon.

lmao.gif

Hahahah... the reality is a hologram theory turned out to be a false paradigm, instead we are living on a giant blow up doll.

wonder.gif
Anonymous Kritter Show this Post
12-02-2015, 03:29 PM #9
Anonymous Kritter Incognito Anonymous
 
(12-02-2015, 01:55 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif That was a proven hoax. The legend holds that a team of Russian engineers purportedly led by an individual named "Mr. Azzacov" in an unnamed place in Siberia had drilled a hole that was 9 miles (14 km) deep before breaking through to a cavity. Intrigued by this unexpected discovery, they lowered an extremely heat tolerant microphone, along with other sensory equipment, into the well. The temperature deep within was 2,000 °F (1,090 °C) — heat from a chamber of fire from which (purportedly) the tormented screams of the damned could be heard.
However the recording was later found to be looped together from various sound effects, identified as the soundtrack of the 1972 movie Baron Blood.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well_to_Hell_hoax

İmage
12-02-2015, 05:08 PM #10
Kreeper Griobhtha
Posts:10,782 Threads:647 Joined:Feb 2011
(12-02-2015, 03:29 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:  
(12-02-2015, 01:55 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  chuckle.gif That was a proven hoax. The legend holds that a team of Russian engineers purportedly led by an individual named "Mr. Azzacov" in an unnamed place in Siberia had drilled a hole that was 9 miles (14 km) deep before breaking through to a cavity. Intrigued by this unexpected discovery, they lowered an extremely heat tolerant microphone, along with other sensory equipment, into the well. The temperature deep within was 2,000 °F (1,090 °C) — heat from a chamber of fire from which (purportedly) the tormented screams of the damned could be heard.
However the recording was later found to be looped together from various sound effects, identified as the soundtrack of the 1972 movie Baron Blood.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Well_to_Hell_hoax

İmage

Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself? Why are you hitting yourself?


Sorry...

I'm a big brother. I had a flashback...

emo-daj.gif

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to poor
12-02-2015, 05:18 PM #11
Octo Mother Superior
Posts:43,001 Threads:1,473 Joined:Feb 2011
Quote:A hole that deep “would be the window into things we have never seen before”, says Benoît Ildefonse, a geologist at the University of Montpellier in France.

It's all fun and games till someone gets lava in their eyes.
12-02-2015, 08:51 PM #12
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
yup.gif Who's sorry now Mister Geologist? Hmmm? Hmmm?

wonder.gif
12-02-2015, 08:54 PM #13
Coolchick Member
Posts:5,205 Threads:118 Joined:Mar 2013
im tellin ya..


İmage

they are really askin for it...

yup.gif

Just Plain Nuts.
12-02-2015, 11:51 PM #14
Accidental Stoner Member
Posts:8,927 Threads:71 Joined:Feb 2011
Yikes.
12-03-2015, 10:45 AM #15
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
Posts:31,393 Threads:1,439 Joined:Feb 2011
(12-02-2015, 08:54 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  im tellin ya..


İmage

they are really askin for it...

yup.gif

chuckle.gif I hadn't really put mole people into the equation...

wonder.gif



Home 




 



DISCLAIMER / Terms of Service (TOS):
Kritterbox.com - Socialize anonymously, commentary, discussion, oddities, technology, music and more!  This website is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied. kritterbox.com shall not be liable for any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not advised of the possibility of damage, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this site or other documents which are referenced by or linked to this site.
This website exists solely for the purposes of exchange of information, communication and general entertainment. Opinions from posters are in no way endorsed by kritterbox.com. All posts on this website are the opinion of the authors and are not to be taken as statements of fact on behalf of kritterbox.com. This site may contain coarse language or other material that kritterbox.com is in no way responsible for. Material deemed to be offensive or pornographic at the discretion of kritterbox.com shall be removed. kritterbox.com reserves the right to modify, or remove posts and user accounts on this website at our discretion. kritterbox.com disclaims all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of any material on this website. Fictitious posts and any similarity to any person living or dead is coincidental.
All users shall limit the insertion of any and all copyrighted material to portions of the article that are relevant to the point being made, with no more than 50%, and preferably less of the original source material. A link shall be visible in text format, embedded directly to the original source material without exception.
No third party links, i.e. blogs or forums will be accepted under any circumstances, and will be edited by staff in order to reflect the original source of copyrighted material, or be removed at the sole discretion of kritterbox.com.
Fair Use Notice:
This site may contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. Users may make such material available in an effort to advance awareness and understanding of issues relating to economics, individual rights, international affairs, liberty, science, and technology. This constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C.Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for educational and/or research purposes.
This Disclaimer is subject to change at any time at our discretion.
Copyright © 2011 - 2017 kritterbox.com