Why can’t the earth be dug through? After listening to the expert’s explanation, we know the consequences are so serious

4.6 billion years ago, shortly after the formation of the solar system, a beautiful blue planet appeared. This planet is the earth where human beings live. Human beings have lived on this planet for millions of years, but they still don’t know much about their own earth.

Although human beings go out of the earth and begin to explore the universe through the development of science and technology, there are still many unknown mysteries on the earth, among which the most mysterious place is the interior of the earth. The earth’s surface can be understood through field surveys and the help of satellites, so we basically know about the earth’s surface now.

The ocean can be deeply explored by submarine and other diving equipment. Although we do not fully understand it, we also have a general understanding of its basic situation. Only in the interior of the earth, human beings know very little about it. The reason is very simple. We can’t go deep into the underground survey, satellites can’t scan the interior of the earth, and the ability of human excavation tools is limited.


Scientists have also conducted many underground excavation exploration experiments. The most famous one is the scientific research project of kola ultra deep drilling initiated by scientists of the former Soviet Union in 1970. After 20 years of excavation, the deepest depth of the drilling reached 12263 meters. Many people may think that this is already very deep, but if you know that the average radius of the earth is about 6371 km, and the thickness of the crust is about 17 km, you can see that 12263 meters does not even break the crust.

Our earth is divided into crust layer, mantle layer and core. The crust layer is only the thinnest layer. The really thick layer is the mantle layer, and the thinnest crust layer can’t be broken by human science and technology. The reason why we can’t dig deeper is that the earth’s interior is a high-temperature lava environment, where the temperature can reach more than 5000 degrees Celsius. The human drill bit is softened by high temperature, which promotes the drilling ability.

This is also the reason why Kola ultra deep drilling can no longer be carried out when it reaches 12263 meters. It’s not because of various mysterious reasons. The main reason is that the temperature below is getting higher and higher, and the bit softens and can’t continue to go deep. Finally, it was forced to stop this drilling experiment. Of course, after 20 years of excavation experiments, scientists still have a certain understanding of the underground structure, and the harvest is quite great Yes.

Some people will say that science and technology are constantly developing. As long as human science and technology keep developing, there will be stronger high temperature resistant materials in the future. They are not afraid of the high temperature inside the earth. Can we dig through the earth at that time? In fact, theoretically speaking, this is entirely possible. The power of science and technology is powerful. The most difficult problem of drilling deep into the earth is the influence of internal high temperature. If we overcome this, it is completely possible to drill into the mantle layer and the core of the earth with materials that are not afraid of high temperature. Even drilling through the earth is not a dream.


But experts tell us that even if human beings have the scientific and technological strength to penetrate the earth one day in the future, we can not do so. Why can’t the earth be drilled through? Maybe many people don’t understand. When we listen to the explanation of experts, you will understand that the consequences of drilling through the earth are so serious and terrible.

Standing in space, the earth is actually a spherical planet. After the atmosphere is thrown away, there is only a rocky sphere left. Human beings and most of the earth’s creatures live on the surface of this sphere. We can think of the earth as a closed rocky planet with high temperature and pressure. In addition to high temperature, there is also a very strong high pressure inside the earth. High temperature makes a lot of materials in the interior of the earth present lava state. High pressure makes these liquid materials flow and circulate, so there is the earth’s magnetic field and stable ecological environment.

What happens if we put a sealed oxygen cylinder through a hole on the left and right? I believe many people will know that the internal liquid oxygen will quickly erupt, once it meets fire, it will burn, and even have a huge explosion. The situation of the earth is a bit similar. Once the earth is dug through, it is equivalent to piercing a hole in the earth’s sphere. At this time, the high pressure inside will erupt liquid rock and other materials, and the height will go straight to the atmosphere.


The magmatic materials inside the earth are high-temperature materials. When they rush out of the earth and reach the atmosphere, they will burn, consume the atmosphere and produce a lot of volcanic ash. For the earth’s ecology, this is absolutely a devastating blow. Even with the help of science and technology, human beings can minimize the loss, and even take measures to plug the hole. But digging through the earth’s influence, the earth eruption rock award is only a consequence.

Another more terrifying consequence comes from outer space. After the earth is dug through, it is equivalent to a sealed sphere making a hole, and a large amount of internal air pressure leaks, which will affect the earth’s air pressure and cause the earth to lose its mass. The change of air pressure will change the rotation of the earth, fast or slow. Whether it is faster or slower, the earth may deviate from its orbit.

For a planet that has been running steadily for 4.6 billion years, any small orbit deviation may bring fatal risk, which is that the probability of celestial body impact will be greatly increased. You know, next to the earth, there is a moon with a large mass. Originally, as a satellite, the mass of the moon was incredible.

According to the normal theory of celestial bodies, it is unlikely that celestial bodies such as the moon can run stably in the orbit of the earth and become satellites of the earth. But the real situation is that the moon is running steadily at a key balance point. We don’t know how the early moon did it, but in this case, the stability between the earth and the moon is more important.


Once the earth’s orbit deviates, the balance between the earth and the moon may be broken. What will happen? It is likely that the moon will no longer be stable, but will collide with the earth. Imagine what will happen after a celestial body as big as the moon collides with the earth? This will be a devastating consequence, which may directly damage the internal operation of the earth, let the earth push the magnetic field, and the earth’s surface will also bring devastating damage.

Take a look at the situation of Mars, we can see that scientists speculated that Mars was as beautiful as the earth a long time ago, with magnetic field, atmosphere, liquid ocean and possibly Martian life. But then a massive asteroid hit Mars, destroyed the Martian ecosystem, let Mars push the magnetic field, and finally became the present desolation.

It can be seen that digging through the earth is absolutely an act of self destruction. Although human science and technology can’t do it now, science and technology can make everything impossible possible. It is believed that science and technology in the future can do it. At that time, it is also an unknown whether there will be a lunatic who will not die to do such a thing.


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