Different River

”You can never step in the same river twice.” –Heraclitus

April 7, 2005

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Filed under: — Different River @ 4:56 pm

Well, not quite, but closer than anyone else has ever gotten. Scientists at the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) say they have drilled almost all the way through the earth’s crust (the hard part) and are about the break through to the mantle (the soft — liquid? — part). This area where it changes is called the Mohorovicic discontinuity, known to its close friends as the “Moho.” Details here.

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