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Journey To The Center Of The Earth

 

By James Donahue

November 2005

 

A “pie-in-the-sky” kind of idea flying around NASA these days is an idea for exploding a crack in the surface of the Earth and dropping a probe behind tons of molten iron that sinks its way to the core.

 

The plan, which would offer scientists a way to explore the belly of the Earth, was unveiled in space.com by David Stevenson, a Caltech scientist who has worked for NASA.

 

In the article, titled “A Modest Proposal,” Stevenson suggests using a nuclear device to blast a hole as long and deep as several football fields but only about a foot wide.

 

He then proposes dumping 100,000 tons of hot molten iron into the crack along with a well protected probe about the size of a grapefruit. He believes the crack would be self-perpetuating, with the sheer weight of the hot iron dropping about 1,860 miles to the edge of the Earth’s core. As the probe drops, he believes the crack would close in behind it.

 

The probe inside the dropping molten iron would measure the temperature, electrical conductivity and chemical composition of the core once it arrives.

 

Stevenson notes that while we have spent billions sending unmanned missions to explore other planets in our solar system, the deepest we have ever drilled into our own planet is about 6.2 miles.

 

If NASA doesn’t buy Stevenson’s plan, he might consider booking passage on a Russian icebreaker when Steve Currey’s Expedition Company of Provo, Utah, makes a historic journey into what Currey claims is “a hollow earth” sometime in 2006. Currey has room for 100 people to go with him on the trip, which involves breaking its way to the North Pole and entering a mythological opening to a world within the world.

 

Books have been written claiming that explorers to the North Pole, including Admiral Richard Byrd, have all seen this hole in the earth that connects to a hollow world inside the planet. There are people today who actually believe that a second world exists inside our own, with a second sun burning at the core of our globe.

 

One story talks about explorer Olaf Jansen who sailed northeast from Murmansk, Russia, and sailed through a lead in the ice on July 1, 1829 and accidentally entered the North Polar opening.

 

Amadeo Giannini’s book World Beyond the Poles told how Admiral Richard E. Byrd flew in 1947 beyond the North Pole and over a “land beyond the pole.” Giannini wrote that : “As progress was made beyond the Pole point, there was observed directly under the plane’s course iceless land and lakes, and mountains where foliage was abundant. Moreover, a brief newspaper account of the flight held that a member of the admiral’s crew had observed a monstrous greenish-hued animal moving through the underbrush.”

 

Other books on the subject include The Hollow Earth by Raymond Bernard, 1979, and Etidorhpa, by John Uri Llyod, 1890s. The latter was a story about a person that traveled to the “Inner Surface” of the Earth.

 

Bernard describes the Earth as a large hollow ball with a crust about 800 miles thick. He maintains there are two openings, 1,400 miles wide, at the North and South Poles. At the center of the earth is found an inner sun rather than a molten iron core that is 600 miles wide.

 

Bernard’s inner world and outer world is divided by a third, middle earth filled with caverns, tunnels and inner cities.

 

Llyod reports that as people travel down toward the center of the earth, gravity produces less and less of an effect until they reach a point where there is no gravity. At this point, he says, people can then travel around by mere thought. When there, the heart no longer beats and individuals no longer need to eat. Because there is less gravity, vegetation that grows in the inner earth becomes extremely large.

 

All of this seems to have gone completely unnoticed by NASA scientists, despite the fact that NASA astronauts have flown countless missions around this planet, photographing every inch of it. One would think that holes 1,400 miles wide at the two poles would have been captured on some of that film.

 

Conspiracy theorists should have some fun with this bit of information. Why, might they ask, is our government keeping the existence of a hollow earth secret? And if we have destroyed the ecology of our outer world, causing runaway global warming, how will this affect the world on the inside?

 

Perhaps Steve Currey will return with some answers to these critical questions when his expedition on the Russian ice breaker concludes.
















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