$1 billion mission to reach the Earth’s mantle

Credit: Kyle Vanhemert

Via Science Is Awesome

Scientists will use 10 km-long drill pipes to drill to the mantle, which is a 3000 km-thick layer between the crust and the core. The mantle is made of slowly deforming rock and makes up about 84% of the Earth’s volume. The international team hope to bring up the first ever fresh samples and aid in our understanding of the origins and evolution of our planet.
More on the project: http://bit.ly/1fPjQbx

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