Drilling to the Earth's Core

June 18th, 2005 | Filed under: Biology, Mechanical Tech, News, Technology | 2 Comments »

The 57,500-tonne drill ship Chikyu (Japanese for Earth) will soon be penetrating the Earth’s crust to the mantle. The mission, administered by the Centre for Deep Earth Exploration in Yokohama, hopes to retrieve samples from the mantle to study earthquakes, the history of Earth’s climate, as well as the possibility of deep-Earth life.

via Guardian Unlimited

2 Comments on “Drilling to the Earth's Core”

  1. 1 Things That ... Make You Go Hmm said at 10:29 pm on June 18th, 2005:

    Drilling to the center of the earth

    The movie Journey to the Center of the Earth fascinated me, although the cinematography was in that cheesy era of filming making. This one I’d like to see remade instead of War of the Worlds, although I am interested in War of the Worlds, even i…

  2. 2 Greg said at 10:26 pm on April 30th, 2009:

    It sounds like you’re creating problems yourself by trying to solve this issue instead of looking at why their is a problem in the first place

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