Skip to comments.Study: Deep beneath the earth, more water than in all the oceans combined
Posted on 06/16/2015 1:06:54 PM PDT by LibWhacker
By June 16, 2014 (NASA) (Source: NASA)
In the remote and forested terrain of Juina in western Brazil, an ugly rock with an uglier name surfaced months ago inside a diamond mine. It was a tiny green crystal, all scars and bumps. It literally look[ed] like [it had] been to hell and back, one scientist said in March. But despite the provenance, the ringwoodite stone wasnt scorched it was, in fact, sopping wet.
Providing an unparalleled glimpse into the our planets innards, the stone rode a violent volcanic eruption to the surface from 325 miles inside the Earths mantle. The eruption is analogous to dropping a Mentos mint into a bottle of soda, Graham Pearson, a geochemist at the University of Alberta, told LiveScience. Its a very energetic, gas-charged reaction that blasts its way to the Earths surface.
It was one of the first times anyone had seen the sponge-like ringwoodite in anything but a meteorite or a laboratory. Formed only in conditions of extreme pressure, it is composed of 1.5 percent water and appeared to confirm that the Earths insides are very, very wet. It translates into a very, very large mass of water, approaching the sort of mass of water thats present in all the worlds ocean, Pearson said.
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Let’s see. First peak oil was discredited. And now peak water?
To me, this is a confirmation of the Biblical flood. It also could be part of the reason why the large plates on the earth keep moving around.
I know some Bible-believing Christians who have been saying for years that this is what happened to the waters of the Flood. The Flood simply soaked into the earth.
This is impossible because climate change.
“In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life,
in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month,
on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth,
and the windows of the heavens were opened.”
That's a pretty bold suggestion, given he's looking at ONE rock.
Count me in.
I just saw another FR - Washington Post article: New NASA data show how the world is running out of water
The answer to California’s water problems. Jerry Moonbeam will tax citizens 75% to get citizens water...
Read Genesis, God likes water! But next time, no flood.
Once again Scientists prove the Bible to be true.
Well this could explain the question of where all the water went after Noah’s flood. :-)
Some technical explanations here at livescience.com
And its a good thing, too, Jacobsen told New Scientist: We should be grateful for this deep reservoir. If it wasnt there, it would be on the surface of the Earth, and mountain tops would be the only land poking out.
They found it in Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Gonna need fracking to get it!...........................
Fracking will solve their problem......................
LOL, that’s why I posted it... Keep everyone on their toes. :-)
Does look contradictory at first glance, but I believe this water is much further down than the aquifers. Still... It’d be nice if they could tap it. I’ve seen some estimates that there may be ten times more water underground than in all the earth’s oceans.
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