Huge 'Ocean' Discovered Inside Earth

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  1. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    Considering how much we continue to learn about the universe around us, it always amazes me how much there is still to learn about our own home.
     
  2. Ironscream

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    wow, a whole nother water supply for earth. another way for us to destroy it. but cool anyways
     
  3. REDLINE

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    that is pretty cool. man, there's so much mass to our planet, we're a long ways off from learning most of it.
     
  4. ZeroMayhem

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    I love this stuff, just a nice reminder from the universe that as much as we think we know, there's still WAY more that we don't.
     
  5. Rodimus Major

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    I wonder if there's any sea life there, and if so, what it's like.
     
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    Wouldn't be much unless it was microscopic. It's water-soaked rock...not an actual underground ocean. But yeah, lots of water nonetheless! I'm curious to see what microogranisms are possibly in it. :3
     
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    It's possible. Life has been found in some pretty unusual places. There might be some serious Lovecraftian shit down there. Not that we'd ever know. That's the mantle layer, far deeper than anyone has ever drilled, since we haven't even scratched the surface of the crust layer. So we're not even making a dent in the surface of the surface layer.

    Makes me want to read Journey to the Center of the Earth again.
     
  8. Mr. Wholesome

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    Yay, I can't wait for CocaCola and Pepsi to get their hands on it and sell "Bottled Mantel Water".:rolleyes2 
     
  9. Boardwise

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    Whoa..... that is pretty cool.
     
  10. Chaos Incarnate

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    That's really interesting. I always love stuff like that, but one sentence made my science alarm go off:

    What? The tectonic plates float on the molten magma layer, and no amount of water in the oceans or in the crust chages that.
     
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    Pretty interesting. There is still so much we don't know.

    And yes, I agree, just another way for human beings to exploit the earth.
     
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    Now you know they are some whacked out Sea creatures in that Ocean.
     
  13. Brandon

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    Cool. It's always amazing when we learn something new about this crazy planet of ours.
     
  14. TestDrive

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    i can't wait to pee in that ocean
     
  15. MegaMoonMan

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    I've heard it theorized before that the Earth contains huge amounts of water below the surface...it's one of the places they think all the water from the "great flood" described in numerous ancient texts came from and receded to.

    Seems quite possible that there very well could have been a planetwide flood at one time with this new info.
     
  16. Razerwire

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    Arctic Ocean sized body of water under China eh? Interesting.
     
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    Well, that's another possible explanation for where all the water from the flood of Noah went...
     
  18. Lance Halberd

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    So these two hacks haven't actually seen it?

    If they were any kind of scientists worth their salt, they would have assembled a crack team consisting of a family man astronaut, a sexy female scientist out to prove she's as good as any man, a shady government operative from the military-industrial complex with ulterior motives, and the world's top computer hacker who happens to be nerdy and endearing, then all of them would pile into an exploration vehicle built out of unobtanium and equipped with the most cutting-edge amazing technology that's guaranteed to work correctly, then with the backing of the UN, tunnel into the Earth and restart the Earth's co ... I mean, take pictures of soggy rocks.
     
  19. KA

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    sweet, waterworld!

    wheres mike?
     
  20. Seth Buzzard

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    So it’s not like a massive cavern filled with water but just extremely wet rock? It’s fun to read back over the replies and see read the article and who just read the title. :p 
     

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