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[PS] Super-Powerful X-Ray Beam Will Probe the Center of the Earth.

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http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-11/super-powerful-x-ray-beam-will-help-scientists-study-planetary-cores
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The European Synchrotron Radiation Facility inaugurates its new ID24 beam today, in preparation for experiments next spring. It will enable scientists to exact extreme pressures and temperatures on metals, aiming to understand how they act at Earth’s core. It will also be able to study new chemical catalysts and battery technology, among other atomic reactions.

A synchrotron is a type of particle accelerator — the Tevatron is one — that can be used for a wide range of applications. One such application involves harnessing the accelerated particles' electromagnetic radiation for scientific imaging. Synchrotron light sources use a series of magnetic fields to bend this radiation into different wavelengths of light.

I believe they used one of these years ago to prove the Moon wasn't actually made of cheese.
post #2 of 8
Are they finally going to find middle earth;)
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This reminds me of a documentary: Magnetic mysteries of Earth's Core.
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Edit: Can't figure out why the link button won't work so here's url: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14678002

In this doc they explore the wonders of earth's core and Magnetic core. Professor Kei Hirose re-creates what it might be like inside earth's Inner core
and discovers some very interesting details.
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We may have very big crystals at the centre of the Earth, maybe up to 10km
It's would be very interesting if they prove exactly what makes up earth's core using this upgraded X-ray. Thank's for posting frickfrock.
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i wonder if someone is going to start a rumor about this exploding the planet, that would be interesting
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In other news, shortly after firing a gigantic X-ray beam at the center of the earth, many volcanoes began exploding, and everyone died of cancer.

Seriously, this can't be a good idea.
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post #6 of 8
It's a misleading title.

The beam is not being fired into the earth.

It is being used to recreate in a lab conditions that exist at the center of the earth.
post #7 of 8
It's all fun and games until someone puts their eye core out.
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220px-The_Core_poster.jpg

First thing that came to my head.
Hopefully we will get some decent data from this.
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