TITLE

The Biggest Dig

AUTHOR(S)
Pacella, Rena Marie
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Popular Science;Nov2005, Vol. 267 Issue 5, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports on the first scientific mission of the Japanese research vessel Chikyu in the southwestern coast of Japan beginning in late 2007. The 57,500-ton rig is equipped with a 5.9-mile-long drill designed to blast four miles into Earth's crust and strike the semi-molten mantle that lies beneath it.
ACCESSION #
18584877

 

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