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Earth's Core:The Enigma 1,800 Miles Below Us

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Geologists have long known that Earth’s core, some 1,800 miles beneath our feet, is a dense, chemically doped ball of iron roughly the size of Mars and every bit as alien.

It’s a place where pressures bear down with the weight of 3.5 million atmospheres, like 3.5 million skies falling at once on your head, and where temperatures reach 10,000 degrees Fahrenheit — as hot as the surface of the Sun.

It’s a place where the term “ironclad agreement” has no meaning, since iron can’t even agree with itself on what form to take. It’s a fluid, it’s a solid, it’s twisting and spiraling like liquid confetti.

http://www.nytimes.c...ow-us.html?_r=1

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It will be quite an engineering feat to drill down there.

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Everbody knows Hades' kingdom is down there! :-p

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Why not go 2 thousand mile's deeper. Might be surprising what you might find.....

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Some ppl on 'creationworldview.com[or org]believe hell is, 3100 plus mile's down to there.

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either molten lava is down there or hell. take your pick. hell or lava?

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either molten lava is down there or hell. take your pick. hell or lava?

depends on your definition of hell. But the bible hell sounds alot like it -eternal fire and burning in hell...so who knows? ;) Maybe satan has a lava spa down there.

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Perhaps this discussion should go in the religion forum.

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religion smelligion,what about if the world was like a giant geode,gravity forcing the mass outwards crystaline innards.Or a central heat source that has bubbled away an inner-tube,if you like,a big old space where the real business of running earth goes on.Oblivious to the land of Nod(the surface).Infact,my best guess is we are little more than a conservation project up here on the surface.

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I suggest you all watch a dr who episode called 'inferno' In it scientists tried to drill to the core looking for a new fuel. In one reality they drilled through the core and destroyed the planet. in the other. they stopped just in time

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Thanks I do have the first few seasons of Dr Who. Will check it out.

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it was the 3rd Doctors forth story

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