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The $1 billion mission to reach the Earth's mantle

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by FordGT90Concept, Oct 2, 2012.

  1. FordGT90Concept

    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    This is when someone comes forward with a death star looking device and says..."Pipes are for suckers! Let me do it!"
     
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    cadaveca My name is Dave

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    $1 billion isn't sufficient funds. Try like $30 billion.
     
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    You miss the point, we start it with a shoestring budget and then run back to uncle sam like paupers in our private jets every time we need more.


    All the while claiming that we are making republican jobs by hiring illegal immigrants and purchasing imported tooling.


    Cigars and scotch are needed items out of the 15% petty cash allocation right?
     
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    I'll undercut at $950m AND bring my own shovels.
     
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    I see you there Ford, cmon, take the bait.
     
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    FordGT90Concept "I go fast!1!11!1!"

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    Maybe Apple could donate the $1b in damages they received from Samsung for this project.
     
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    Thought the Russians were already doing this?
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Steevo says thanks.
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    You got this right!
     
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    And they don't know anything too. Why I haven't seen no warming in the winter or cooling in the summer in a coons age.
     
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    Aren't there untold mythical horrors in the center of the earth?

    This releases the Titans.
     
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    I hope they don't drill into hell.
     
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    Yup, Kola Superdeep Borehole 12.2 km. However that record was beaten.* Temperatures at that depth reached 180 °C which made further drilling ... umm unpractical. They were really bored, lol.

    *edit: nah, it wasn't.
     
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    [quote="From linked article on wiki]In 1983, the drill passed 12,000 m (39,000 ft), and drilling was stopped for about a year to celebrate the event[/quote]

    That's quite the party.
     
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Personally I do not think that we could even make it to the core as the pressure and heat would turn anything we have to a melted gooey mass of useless crap. And even if they did manage to get there there is nothing to stop all that pressure from blasting through and creating a man made volcano! I do not see this happening at all really.
     
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    :roll: Well said.

    I wonder about radiation levels there ...
     
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    They couldn't continue the project as the engineers got drunk and fell into the hole.
     
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    If you read through the Wiki entries on these drillings, 6km is a nit if they can deal with the heat.
    People have already drilled 10km (relative vertical) in 60 days.
    It will be in the ocean though, so that's a bit tricky.

    Re : Party
    When TPU hits 100k members we should have a year long party. :D
     
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    Found some other stuff:

    So it's potassium-40, uranium-238, uranium-235, and thorium-232 to blame *shakes fist*
     
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    Nooooo!!! Idiots. The earth is like a balloon, if you make a hole it'll be the end of everything.
     
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    I'd like to see more deep-sea exploration also, very interesting creatures in the abyssopelagic layer (4,000 to 6,000m) Xenophyophores, the largest single-celled organisms known live in the deepest part of the ocean.
     
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    The lack of "drilling" jokes in this thread makes me question the sexuality of many.


    I will start, I drilled their mom deeper than that last night.
     
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    That's quite possible. I don't think it would be the end of everything, but it would make for a cool TV show ... for awhile anyway.
     

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