Science The Deepest Hole in the World, And What We’ve Learned From It


The Kola Superdeep Borehole

ForbiddenKnowledgeTVAlexandra Bruce

September 25, 2014

SciShow takes you down the deepest hole in the world – Russia’s Kola Superdeep Borehole – explaining who dug it and why, and what we learned about Earth in the process, such as the layers of water, created out of super high-pressures, from the hydrogen and oxygen squeezed out of the surrounding rock strata, a phenomenon never before observed; also found were single-celled animals, found not in the customary limestone deposits of former oceans but likely preserved, due to the extraordinarily high pressures. By the time the geologists got to the 12-km-deep 7.45 miles area, where the rock dated 2.7 nillion years old, the temperatures down there were extremely hot – 180 degrees Celcius/356 Fahrenheit and the “rock,” at that depth, according to the geologists, behaved more like “plastic.”

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