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Scientists have found the great fountains of the deep

Discussion in 'Physical & Life Sciences' started by Arbown, Sep 16, 2019.

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    This is old news, and has come up on these forums several times before.
     
  6. SLP

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    Did you read more than the title?


    "As you can imagine, things are a little complex that far down. We’re not talking about some kind of water reserve that can be reached in the same way as an oil well. The deepest a human borehole has ever gone is just 12km — about half way through the Earth’s crust — and we had to stop because geothermal energy was melting the drill bit. 660 kilometers is a long, long way down, and weird stuff happens down there.

    Basically, the new theory is that the Earth’s mantle is full of a mineral called ringwoodite. We know from experiments here on the surface that, under extreme pressure, ringwoodite can trap water. Measurements made by the USArray indicate that as convection pushes ringwoodite deeper into the mantle, the increase in pressure forces the trapped water out (a process known as dehydration melting). That seems to be the extent of the study’s findings. "​

    No fountains of the deep here...​
     
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    Doubt it.
     
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    Funny.
     
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