The former Soviet Union once planned to dig through the earth, but when it reached 12262 meters, it suddenly stopped digging. Some people said that it was because of lack of funds, and some people said that something strange happened, which made their project unable to go on. However, no matter what the reason for the shutdown is, this project is still very remarkable for the present. Now that we have the theory of digging through the earth, what about digging through the moon? Will something terrible happen?
As we all know, the moon is the closest and the only satellite on earth. The surface of the moon is covered with craters of different sizes and shapes.
On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 successfully landed on the moon, and astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on the moon. So we are most familiar with the surface of the moon. What’s inside the moon, you know?
Therefore, some people put forward the idea of a brain hole, that is to dig through the moon. If you dig a hole in the moon now, what will you see?
So before we start this project, we should first choose a low-lying foothold on the moon. Shortly after the formation of the moon, an asteroid collided with it in the southern hemisphere of the moon, forming a huge crater, which is the current Antarctic aitoken basin (SPA). The diameter of the basin is about 2414.01 km and the depth is more than 8.05 km. You know, the deepest hole on earth is 12262 meters, which can save you a lot of energy.
After reaching the surface of the moon, that is, the weathering layer of the moon, is made up of planetary debris that has hit the moon for hundreds of millions of years. The particles here are very sharp, which may cause certain damage to spacesuits and digging machines. The dust generated by excavation should not be inhaled, because the research of imperial examination scientists shows that the lunar dust contains silicate. If human contact with the dust for a long time, it is likely to damage the lung and brain cells in human body, and even cause cancer.
After excavating about 15 meters from the surface of the moon, we can reach the lunar shell. Like the earth, the moon also has a layer structure inside. In the layer structure, the outermost layer is the lunar shell, with an average thickness of about 50 km. When you dig here, you will have unexpected harvest, because at this time you can see rich titanium, aluminum and iron ores. If you pull them back to the earth, you can make a small profit.
1000 km to the moon’s mantle, which accounts for more than half of the volume of the moon, is mainly composed of basic and ultrabasic rocks equivalent to the earth’s, and the material density is generally more than 3.5 grams per cubic centimeter. It’s extremely strong here, and it may take a little bit of time.
Further down to the asthenosphere of the moon, the high-temperature magma with a temperature as high as 1500 ℃ needs to wear special high-temperature protective clothing, so that it will not be melted by the high-temperature lava.
When you reach the core of the moon at 1550 km, and meet the outer core of more than 330 km of molten iron, your clothes still need to bear huge heat and pressure. When you reach the center of the moon, the gravity will reach zero, and you will have no weight at all, floating in the core of the moon made of solid iron.
Through the core, we dig from the other side. This project will take 1300 years. If we calculate from now on, it will take about 3320 years to successfully dig through the moon.
Look at what a huge project this is. Maybe after human beings move towards star civilization, they will have enough technology and energy to implement this plan. What do you think of this? Welcome to comment area.