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A Dig Towards the Core of the Earth Uncovers a Lot of Scientific Secrets

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Have you read the classic Jules Verne novel entitled “Journey to the Center of the Earth?” The science fiction novel definitely made our imagination run wild. But have you ever wondered what really is in the center of the earth?

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In a remote peninsula somewhere in Russia, a group of scientists has spent decades drilling down the ground to reach the center of the earth. But after decades of hard work, the team made a discovery that forced them to stop digging deeper.

It was a race

The ambitious goal to dig towards the center of the earth started with a competition between the USA and the USSR to conquer the subterranean world. We all know the space race between the two nations to conquer outer space but little was known about another race to dig as far into the Earth’s crust as they possibly could.

Source: Maternity Week

You may think that dirt and rocks are not that compelling compared to the mystery of the cosmos but the Earth’s crust leads the way to the mantle – the mysterious inner layer that makes up 40% of Earth’s mass. What could that 40% be made of?