The earth is a rocky planet, and it is also the home where human beings have lived for millions of years. After mankind entered the era of science and technology, we finally walked out of the earth and saw the vast universe through the power of science and technology. At the same time, we can clearly recognize the earth from space. From space, the earth is a spherical object.
At this time, we also understand that the earth can be divided into the surface and the ground. Human beings and most creatures live on the surface of the earth. And what’s inside the earth like? For many people, we have many ways to detect the earth’s surface, especially with satellites, it is more convenient to explore the earth’s surface.
But for the exploration of the earth’s interior, we have no good method. In addition to the fuzzy detection of seismic waves, the more effective means is to dig down all the time. Only when we dig deep into the earth’s interior can we really understand the world under our feet.
I believe many friends know about the US Soviet competition in the last century. At that time, the first space competition between the United States and the Soviet Union was. In this competition, the Soviet Union achieved two firsts: the first time a man sent a satellite into space, and the first time an astronaut into space. The United States, on the other hand, has achieved the first manned lunar landing of mankind. In this space race, the United States and the Soviet Union have thousands of partners.
After the end of the space race, the United States and the Soviet Union started the earth race again. At this time, the selected project is to dig through the earth. For scientists, exploring the mystery of the earth’s interior is a very interesting thing, and it is also a very important thing for human beings.
The United States chose to drill at sea, because the ocean is the nearest place to the earth’s crust, and drilling from here can go deep into the earth’s crust. Although the idea is good, but in the actual operation process, American scientists found that drilling from the ocean to the crust is far more difficult than we thought. Later, due to funding, technology and other reasons, the U.S. underground drilling experiment was not carried out.
Although the United States gave up the underground drilling experiment, the Soviet Union did not give up. In 1970, a large number of scientists in the Soviet Union began to enter the extraterrestrial drilling experiment, which we call the surgical ultra deep drilling experiment. This experiment shocked the world at that time. It was a surprising “crazy plan”. These scientists decided to realize their dream of connecting the earth through the highest technology they have today.
But the final result I believe friends know, Cora ultra deep drilling experiment for 20 years, and finally drilling to 12262 meters when forced to terminate. The reason for the termination of this experiment is not that, as the folklore says, there are some terrible sounds coming from deep underground. The main reason is that we can’t drill down. We should know that the earth is composed of three parts: the crust, the mantle and the core. The crust is the outermost layer of the earth’s solid sphere. It is a solid shell composed of rocks, and its texture is very strong, so it is difficult to be destroyed.
With the increase of depth, the temperature inside the earth is higher and higher, and the pressure is higher and higher. The core temperature in the center of the earth can reach 8000 degrees centigrade, and human drill material can not withstand the high temperature and pressure environment inside the earth, and finally can only be forced to stop. A lot of people here have this idea: if technology is powerful enough and we dig the earth through, what will happen?
Human beings can not drill through the earth, mainly because there is no more powerful high-temperature drill material. However, with the rapid development of science and technology, if such materials are realized in the future, it is not difficult to drill through the earth. This is the strength of science and technology. Maybe in the view of many people, if we drill through the earth, we can build underground channels, not only to explore the interior of the earth, but more importantly, we can drive straight to every corner of the earth.
Between two points, the straight line is the shortest. Now we have to go from the south end of the earth to the north end, and we need to make a circular motion to get there by plane. But if you go straight through the underground passage, it will take a very short time. It used to take dozens of hours, but now it only takes dozens of minutes. It’s really a very fast way.
So if human beings have such scientific and technological strength, can they really dig through the earth? The answer is No. if we do, the consequences may be unbearable. We all know that the interior of the earth is not a calm, safe and stable environment. Although we can see that the surface of the earth is very stable, once we enter the interior of the earth, you will find that it is a world of lava.
The earth’s interior, especially after the mantle layer, is no longer a solid structure, but a liquid state of lava flow. We can imagine this as a half cooked egg. When an egg is half cooked, the egg white is naturally solid, which is equivalent to the earth’s crust, while the original egg yolk is in a viscous liquid state, which is equivalent to the mantle and geocentric structure below the crust.
Moreover, the earth’s interior is still an ultra-high pressure environment, with 3.7 million atmospheres in the center. In such a high-pressure internal environment, once the earth is dug through, what will happen? It must be that the molten material inside is ejected by strong air pressure. And the magma from the inside is much more powerful than we thought.
At that time, the earth will become a world of fire, a lot of magma will be ejected, at the same time, a lot of carbon dioxide will be released, a lot of volcanic ash will cover the sky. At this time, the earth will enter the doomsday era, the mass extinction will begin, and human beings will not be able to survive on the earth. In addition to this, once the earth is dug through, the leaked air pressure may cause some small changes in the earth’s rotation and revolution.
Even a very small change may destroy the stability of the planetary system of the whole solar system. At that time, the earth will collide with other planets. It can be seen that we can’t do things like digging through the earth even in the future of advanced science and technology. But if in the future, human science and technology can dig through the earth, it is inevitable to explore the interior of the earth.
At that time, scientists might dig into the mantle and build a stable and safe passage for people to travel inside the earth in a safe device, which is similar to the undersea passage we are building now. Therefore, the power of science and technology is infinite. As long as science and technology are developed enough, nothing can be accomplished. Of course, the power of science and technology is also terrible. If it is not used carefully, it may bring a devastating crisis to the whole human civilization.
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