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Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts: What could possibly go wrong?
12-02-2015, 12:12 PM #1
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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.

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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.

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Read more: nature.com

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

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12-02-2015, 12:33 PM #2
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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.

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12-02-2015, 12:55 PM #3
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Yeah, I was informed I'd end up in Turkey, and thought to myself, what are birds doing underground?

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12-02-2015, 12:57 PM #4
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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!!



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12-02-2015, 01:55 PM #5
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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

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12-02-2015, 01:58 PM #6
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(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.

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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.

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12-02-2015, 02:01 PM #7
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12-02-2015, 02:06 PM #8
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(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.

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

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12-02-2015, 03:29 PM #9
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(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

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12-02-2015, 05:08 PM #10
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(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

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12-02-2015, 05:18 PM #11
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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
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yup.gif Who's sorry now Mister Geologist? Hmmm? Hmmm?

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12-02-2015, 08:54 PM #13
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im tellin ya..


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they are really askin for it...

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12-02-2015, 11:51 PM #14
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Yikes.
12-03-2015, 10:45 AM #15
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(12-02-2015, 08:54 PM)Coolchick Wrote:  im tellin ya..


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they are really askin for it...

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

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