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Originally posted by Fry2
Val, look up at that tunneling machine picture. The patents are real so, I assume(I know, I know) that, the Govt is using such technology. Don't you think one of those could pretty much keep on going if it were nuclear powered? Not trying to be a Smart A$$ or anything since you are better versed in this than I, just wondering.
Originally posted by Banshee
Okay, I've a question.
And this may actually fall within the "stupid question" category, so bear with me.
If this is drilling, how and/or why has it been going on for so long without pause?
Is it possible that the fluctuations we see in intensity on the siesmos could be ... like echos?
*drill*drill*drill* for say 12 hours.
Stop for a few hours, but the earth/ice continues to "vibrate" from the incessant drilling?
Drill again, stop again. Repeat.
Is this something possible?
I honestly don't know if that makes any sense. I don't know how else to phrase it, though.
I just keep getting a mental image of a pebble tossed in a pond, and the ripples spreading long after the impact actually happened...
And onlly 1 out of 3 had to shut down for maintainance. This would result in little if any change in the seismo signature. If in fact this is what is ocurring.
Originally posted by dragonrider
Hmmm.... hijack a TR-3B, gather up an ATS strike force and go crash the Vostok Lake Party???? Any takers?
I'll do the driving... I dont do too damn good where the water is f**king solid.
Anyway, the current seismic profile out of Palmer Station is a bit quieter than before.
I dont know if they have ceased activity, or the machine is just idling. The intensity has obviously died off.
Interestingly, Scott Base Antarctica was starting up with the same kind of signature, but it died about the time it died at Palmer...