News ID: 115801
Publish Date : 06 June 2023 - 22:37
BEIJING (Guardian) -- China has begun digging its deepest borehole in an effort to study areas of the planet deep beneath the surface.
The drilling of the borehole began on Tuesday in a desert in the Tarim basin in China’s north-western region of Xinjiang, according to the Chinese state-run Xinhua news agency. With a planned depth of 11,100 meters, the narrow shaft will penetrate more than 10 continental strata and reach the cretaceous system in the Earth’s crust – a series of stratified rocks dating back 145m years.
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