by Ivan Petricevic
April 19, 2015
Ivan is a freelance
writer, editor-in-chief of ancient-code.com, he also
writes for EWAO, Share Knowledge, Svemir Online and
Ancient Origins. History, Archaeology, Space and world's
mysteries are some of the topics he writes about.
Remember all of those science-fiction movies and books from Jules
Verne, like "Journey to the Center of the Earth"? Apparently not
everything is made up.
There might be a lot of unknown stuff
down there… and if there is water…,
Well the possibilities are there...
After decades of theorizing and discussing possibilities, scientists
report to finally have discovered a large ocean of water inside the
mantle of Earth, and they pint out that it is a large water "tank"
that could fill the oceans on Earth three times.
This incredible discovery suggests that
the surface water of the planet came from within Earth, as part of a
"complete water cycle on the planet" instead of the dominant
theory proposed that water arrived to Earth by 'icy comets'
that passed by the planet millions of years ago.
Scientists are learning a lot about the composition of our planet
even today. And the more they manage to understand, the more
accurately will predictions regarding climate change, weather and
sea levels get since all of the mentioned above is closely related
to the tectonic activity that vibrates incessantly beneath our feet.
This study was performed by researchers and geophysical scientists
in the United States and Canada who used data obtained from the
USArray- which is a set of hundreds of seismometers located
throughout the United States to constantly "listen" to the movements
of the Earths mantle and core.
Researchers believe that the water on
Earth may have come from within the planet and was "pushed" to the
surface thanks to geological activity.
An article (Hydrous
Mantle Transition Zone Indicated by Ringwoodite Included within
Diamond) published in the journal "Nature" states that
researchers have found a small diamond (below image) that points to
the existence of a vast water reservoir beneath the mantle of the
Earth, approximately 600 kilometers beneath our feet.
According to the lead author of the
study Graham Pearson, member of the University of Alberta,
"This provides extremely strong
confirmations that there are wet spots deep inside the Earth.
The transition zone may contain as much water as all the oceans
together," Pearson said.
"One reason why the Earth is a
dynamic planet, is the presence of water inside. The water
changes depending on the way the world works," he added.
After researchers have studied the movements in the mantle and the
core of the Earth for years, and after completing countless complex
calculations to double check their theories, researchers believe
they have found a gigantic pool of water located in the
transition zone between the layers of the upper and lower mantle - a
region which sits somewhere between 400 and 660 km below the
This discovery opens up a door of other possibilities of,
Well, our planet might not
be Hollow, but it sure isn't
rock solid, as scientists themselves have said that there are
countless enigmas regarding what exactly is below the surface and
very strange things happen 600 kilometers below the surface.
This new theory suggests that the planet's mantle is filled with a
Ringwoodite, and this mineral is believed to contain water.
the USArray indicate that the
deeper the mineral Ringwoodite is pushed into the mantle, the
increased pressure forces the water, a process known as "merging
Is there another world beneath ours? Well, that depends on what
you believe, but ancient mythology and history have often spoken
about the underworld and that it can be accessed.
The question here is,
Does this discovery change anything?
Skeptics will remain closely minded
and will hold on to their precious ideas and theories, but
with each new research and study, we understand that we have very
little knowledge about Earth, its oceans and that what is
located below the surface...