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Originally posted by mrmonsoon
Guess this may give "some" credience to the hollow earth theory?
Originally posted by Orwells Ghost
Isn't the mantle supposed to be mostly molten magma with the crust "floating" on top??? How can liquid water exist down there if that is the case?
Originally posted by kuhl
mmm nice find MON while I'm not buying just yet........could there be oil under this subterrainian ocean?
01O 1 6 And God said, Let there be a solid arch stretching over the waters, parting the waters from the waters.
01O 1 7 And God made the arch for a division between the waters which were under the arch and those which were over it: and it was so.
One of the most dramatic features in the Wysession et. al global mantle shear-wave attenuation model is a very high-attenuation anomaly at the top of the lower mantle beneath eastern Asia. This anomaly is believed due to water that has been pumped into the lower mantle via the long history of the subduction of oceanic lithosphere — crust and upper mantle — in this region. The left figure is a slice through the earth, showing the attenuation anomalies within the mantle. The location of the slice — red line in the upper right figure — is a map of the seismic attenuation at a depth of roughly 620 miles. In both images, red shows unusually soft and weak rock, and blue shows unusually stiff rock (yellow and white show near-average values). The two figures in the lower right are resolution tests to see if the data have the resolution to retrieve Earth structure in these parts of the Earth. The sharper the black-white transitions are, the better the resolution is. Credit: Washington University in St. Louis