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The Earth's mantle still lies untouched; Japanese scientists want to be the first to penetrate it!

The Earth's mantle still lies untouched; Japanese scientists want to be the first to penetrate it!

The researchers plan to extend the drill 2.5 miles below the ocean’s surface, then bore through 3.7 miles of Earth’s crust and finally gather samples from the mantle.

Apr 10, 2017, 20:01 PM IST

Japan sets new ocean drilling record

Chikyu, a scientific drilling vessel, established a world new record by boring deeper than 2,111 metres below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan in the northwest Pacific Ocean to obtain rock samples for analysis.

Sep 07, 2012, 14:31 PM IST