History & Exopolitics

Scientists dug 12 km into our planet—what they found left me speechless

  • Jason Peavich

    That’s pretty fascinatinating but your story is too long to let me know that have found 7microfossils https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7dce692f6dfbaa1f3a81c5e5feeec5fcac16a0e3118a356b3c13aeb4d5c79e75.jpg

    • Steve H.

      Yup, I too was wondering when the author was going to get to the point.
      So much for brevity.

      • Jason Peavich

        Hi Steve, it was incredible boring with nothing going into on! Sorry I got back to you late but I did read it when it was posted

      • Aiban Syngai

        exactly… i got bored reading at the paraphrasing..

  • David A. Carlson

    If we have only explored 5% of the ocean, and the oceans make up 70% of the Earth’s surface, that does not mean we have only explored 65% of the Earth’s surface, excluding land. If the oceans make up 70% of the Earth’s surface, and we have explored 5% of that, that is 5% of the 70% that is the Earth’s surface. 5% (0.05) of 70% (0.70) = 0.05 x 0.70 = 3.5% (0.035) of the Earth’s surface. 70% of the Earth’s surface minus 3.5% of the Earth’s surface, the part of the Earth’s surface which is explored ocean, is 66.5% (0.665).
    66.5% (2/3) of the Earth’s surface is still unexplored.

  • Slakhonde

    Isn’t it true that they lowered a microphone in the hole and heard voices crying out in agony and pain, making you wonder if there is a hell after all, and that was the real reason why they stopped drilling?

    • Malinda Stone

      I heard the recording of it on YouTube. It was very disturbing.

      • Slakhonde

        Yeah; I found it too.. But I question the authencity of the recording; what kind of microphone did they just happen to have lying around that works in such temperature..?

  • Deena Patrick

    This goes to show that life could have started down further then we think the single cell micro plankton was brought about by thermophile bacteria, that are capable of withstanding a lot of heat like the temps describe here 180 Celsius. The fossils hold finger prints impressions left by organisms that once lived, and through time became multicellular organisms. This is a good article because, we now know there many pieces to the puzzle of life.