Sometimes I forget that we live on a huge rock with a hot magma core. I usually disregard the molten lava flowing under my feet when it’s 55 F outside and I’m wearing a beanie and mittens. The IDOP (Integrated Ocean Drilling Program) hasn’t forgotten about it though, and they’re doing something about it.
In eight weeks time, the IODP drilled an amazing 4,644 feet below the surface of the ocean floor. Apparently the surface of the earth (aka the crust) is thinner on the sea floor than on dry land. This is the 3rd deepest hole in the ground that man has dug. I feel like these guys, the IODP, are Bruce and Ben from Armageddon, so then where’s Liv Tyler in this story??
There’s also mention of learning the Earth’s structure and composition helping us to understand how the earth evolved and is changing, but I lost focus when I couldn’t find the Liv in this story.