Marc Van Steyvoort
2 months ago
Marc Van Steyvoort
Co-Founder at LABCITIES

A Japanese-led expedition plans to drill deeper into the Earth than ever before by 2030.

The idea is to send a drill 2.5 miles to the bottom of the ocean, then use it to drill through another 3.7 miles of crust to penetrate into Earth's mantle, the deepest hole ever dug. The expedition will then be able to study the planet's geological dynamics like never before, and even search for mysterious life that might reside in Earth's underbelly.

What could go wrong?