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Giant "Blob" discovered under NV

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posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:28 PM
Scientists have discovered a giant blob of plastic rock that is sinking into the mantle, under nevada.

While studying the area, John West of Arizona State University (ASU) and his colleagues found evidence of a large cylindrical blob of cold material far below the surface of central Nevada. Comparison of the results with CAT scans of the inside of Earth taken by ASU's Jeff Roth suggested they had found a so-called lithospheric drip. (Earth's lithosphere comprises the crust or outer layer of Earth and the uppermost mantle.)
Here's how it works: "The Earth's mantle, which lies below the thin outer crust we live on, consists of rock which deforms plastically on very long time scales due to the heat and pressure at depth," West said. "In any material which can flow (including the mantle), a heavy object will tend to sink through lighter material."

WIERD huh,,

Wierd rock blob

posted on May, 27 2009 @ 03:59 PM
HAHA , new stuff all the time..
Maybe it is the Switch,. HAHA.

this sinks down and the earth parts in two .. hehehe

Or this cold thing sinks down to the heat down below and all h3ll breaks loose.....

posted on May, 27 2009 @ 04:01 PM
reply to post by ChemBreather

Doubt it, rock is absorbed at the subjection zones all of the time. This seems to be part of the process.

posted on May, 27 2009 @ 04:20 PM
Ahh the old "lithospheric drip". Maybe mother nature needs a shot of penacilin.


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