posted on Jun, 13 2014 @ 04:55 AM
A reservoir of water three times the volume of all the oceans has been discovered deep beneath the Earth's surface. The finding could help explain
where Earth's seas came from.
The water is hidden inside a blue rock called ringwoodite that lies 700 kilometres underground in the mantle, the layer of hot rock between Earth's
surface and its core.
The huge size of the reservoir throws new light on the origin of Earth's water. Some geologists think water arrived in comets as they struck the
planet, but the new discovery supports an alternative idea that the oceans gradually oozed out of the interior of the early Earth.
"It's good evidence the Earth's water came from within," says Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. The hidden water could
also act as a buffer for the oceans on the surface, explaining why they have stayed the same size for millions of years.
Three times the volume of all oceans
, i heard this theory before about the water on earth, the water on earth dint had to evaporate when the
planet was a molten rock because the rock itself acts as a sponge, so the water was always here and dint came from comets.
Obviously its not an ocean its like oil, trapped in a sponge of rock so don't start to theorize about hidden civilization in the earth underground
Oh and this is just in north America, who knows what is elsewhere
What they did is study the propagation velocity of around 400 earthquakes in each of the triangles in the image above, when the wave hits the water
the velocity decrease, this is how they map the water around 700km below the surface
edit on 13-6-2014 by Indigent because: (no reason
with the data, applying different existent models they came to this
if i understand correctly blue is where the water is.
edit on 13-6-2014 by Indigent because: dint read the whole paper, reding paper is really
edit on 13-6-2014 by Indigent because: Changed name to avoid craziness