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What If You Drilled a Hole Through Earth?

What If You Drilled a Hole Through Earth?

You know what might be the best way to travel to the other side of the world? By drilling your way right through the planet. Imagine going from Argentina to China in less than an hour. This would be the journey of a lifetime, if you don’t mind riding through molten rock and crushing pressure. What would you see along the way? How long would this journey through Earth take? And how would a gravity train keep you alive? The heat is on, and you’re under all sorts of pressure. How deep is the deepest hole drilled in the Earth?

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