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Team to drill down to the Earth's mantle


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#1    Saru

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 10:42 AM

A $1 billion mission to retrieve the first ever fresh samples of our planet's mantle has been proposed.

Business Insider said:

A team of international researchers want to drill deeper into the Earth than ever before to answer mysteries about our planet.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:05 AM

Doctor Who did this in the 70s, basically they diacovered an ooze that turned people into monsters an then blew up the planet (albeit in a parallel universe)

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:39 AM

If they miscalculate, drill to far, puncture the outer core sending tons of molten liquid gushing to the surface like a massive magma oil gusher it could destroy the magnetic field, we will lose our atmosphere and the polar axis would be constantly shifting causing massive earthquakes all over the globe possibly even moving entire continents not that anyone would be still be alive to witness it. Just saying.

Edited by Socio, 03 October 2012 - 11:40 AM.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

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If they miscalculate, drill to far, puncture the outer core sending tons of molten liquid gushing to the surface like a massive magma oil gusher it could destroy the magnetic field, we will lose our atmosphere and the polar axis would be constantly shifting causing massive earthquakes all over the globe possibly even moving entire continents not that anyone would be still be alive to witness it. Just saying.

Ya....no...


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:40 PM

Sounds like a great idea! What could possible go wrong except for a man made volcanic eruption!

Edited by MadMike740, 03 October 2012 - 03:41 PM.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:13 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 03 October 2012 - 11:05 AM, said:

Doctor Who did this in the 70s, basically they diacovered an ooze that turned people into monsters an then blew up the planet (albeit in a parallel universe)

Yes that was the Jon Pertwee era story "Inferno". The  writer of that story, Don Houghton based the drilling on the real as then Project Mohole.
http://en.wikipedia..../Project_Mohole

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:24 PM

Wow so use that 1 billion to help the earth not look at soil and rock what they expect to find hell or something seem like a waste of money


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 04:27 PM

ohh! Journey to the center of earth anyone??? You go first!


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 05:58 PM

Glad that Hawklord mentioned the Mohole project. This began in 1961 to do exactly the same thing, so this is not a new idea.

Obtaining pristine samples of Magma would be interesting, but the article does not expand sufficiently on the potential advances in our understanding of Earth dynamics from such samples.

@ "Socio" not entirely sure what you are grounding your comments on.... Volcanoes vent magma to the surface every day with none of the Doom laden prophecies that you attribute to the process.


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 07:34 PM

If y'all find hell, please make the entrance open to the public.

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:43 PM

me thinks we are much better off not fooling with something we know nothing about


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

really? really?


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Posted 03 October 2012 - 09:50 PM

View PostWearer of Hats, on 03 October 2012 - 11:05 AM, said:

Doctor Who did this in the 70s, basically they diacovered an ooze that turned people into monsters an then blew up the planet (albeit in a parallel universe)

Nah theres nazis at the centre of the world

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 12:49 AM

View PostSocio, on 03 October 2012 - 11:39 AM, said:

If they miscalculate, drill to far, puncture the outer core sending tons of molten liquid gushing to the surface like a massive magma oil gusher it could destroy the magnetic field, we will lose our atmosphere and the polar axis would be constantly shifting causing massive earthquakes all over the globe possibly even moving entire continents not that anyone would be still be alive to witness it. Just saying.

Is this a good idea?

What could possibly go wrong?




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