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Originally Posted by jpops91 View Post
There are seriously people who believe the earth is hollow?? I weep for humanity...
Yeah very sad indeed lol check it out... i mean it would make sense in the 1400's or so but not today http://www.v-j-enterprises.com/holearth.html
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so do these scientist realize that the Russians already beat them to it? in the 60's!
have alooky here
http://www.wired.com/science/discove..._kola_borehole
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At the Kola Institute, pictured, the Russians drilled for more than 15 years to reach a crust depth of 40,226 feet, a record that's never been broken. But however successful the mission was as an exploration, the geological findings from the site remain murky and obscured by the way they emanated out of the fading Soviet scientific machine.
Notice the bolded part of the quote. What good would it be going to the moon if the scientific community didn't get any data from the trip? How useful is it that the Soviets dug a pretty deep hole, but there is little information regarding it?

Besides that, digging in the ocean makes sense if they want to use the ocean water to cool the surrounding equipment and environment. But, of course, this adds the additional complication of adding a whole lot of extra pressure on top of the system. Almost certainly, people more knowledgeable than any of us spent a while figuring out the best locations to do this. Or they're about to waste millions of dollars. Either way, it'll be fun to see what happens.
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Originally Posted by Hard Line View Post
how about they drill 800 miles instead.. that way we can finally dispel the hollow earth myth rofl
Decades of seismological evidence and a basic understanding of how gravity works make such a myth ludicrous.

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Originally Posted by DJ XtAzY View Post
Won't the water just drain into the hole and cool the temperatures there?
No.

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Originally Posted by jackeyjoe View Post
Won't it all be molten down there
The mantle isn't primarily liquid.

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Originally Posted by SKI_VT View Post
so do these scientist realize that the Russians already beat them to it? in the 60's!
have alooky here
http://www.wired.com/science/discove..._kola_borehole
Results from that experiment have been obscured.

There is no confirmation that they drilled all the way though the crust; it's much thicker in that area than on the sea floor.

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Well? How else do they form than a hole to the mantle forming somehow or other? A little stupid magic eh?
Drilling into the core would never produce a super volcano, for much the same reasons that sticking a hypodermic needle into a tire or, through a cork, doesn't produce a permanent or catastrophic leak/failure.

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i mean it would make sense in the 1400's
No it wouldn't.
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Yeah very sad indeed lol check it out... i mean it would make sense in the 1400's or so but not today http://www.v-j-enterprises.com/holearth.html
Back when they still believed the Earth was flat?
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[QUOTE=Blameless;12957869]Decades of seismological evidence and a basic understanding of how gravity works make such a myth ludicrous.



Yes I know this I believe you are misunderstanding that the comment was made with sarcasm. I suppose I should have used the /sarcasm however I should remember next time. I am in fact quite intelligent
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Oh noooo, didn't the end begin like this in a movie?
Just what I was thinking.
    
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I'm happy to hear about this, I read up on the stuff the Russians did a few years ago and lamented that we weren't doing anything similar I'm happy to see things turn around.
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this has been done already...

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So... that's only 0.5 miles deeper than our current deepest digging point? Or do I have my facts wrong?
EDIT: NVM, it's 4km below the earth + another 12km in, not 12km for the whole way

Also we don't even know how molten the mantle is at the moment...this'll help us find out

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You fool! Do you want the Illuminate to come for you? Do not speak of such things!

He speaks of a popular sci-fi movie... except that was a mission to save the world, not a mere science experiment that doesn't nearly go as deep
Edited by xd_1771 - 4/2/11 at 12:04am
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Watch out for the Balrog...
Edited by Epitope - 4/2/11 at 3:47am
    
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