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In 2015, a scientific expedition set out to be the first to ever drill to the mantle. This is an archival feed of the podcast mini-series documenting that attempt.

A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea Lucas Kavanagh

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    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

In 2015, a scientific expedition set out to be the first to ever drill to the mantle. This is an archival feed of the podcast mini-series documenting that attempt.

    Prologue - The Quest To Touch The Mantle

    Prologue - The Quest To Touch The Mantle

    What is the mantle and why do we want to get our hands on it so badly? On this first episode we talk to chief scientist Henry Dick and staff scientist Peter Blum about the history leading up to expedition 360 and what we might learn from the next two months.

    Correction: this episode incorrectly states that seismic waves travel faster in denser rocks. The correct relationship is seismic waves travel faster in stiffer (more rigid and incompressible) rocks.

    • 22 min
    Chapter 1 - The JR Meets The Press

    Chapter 1 - The JR Meets The Press

    Media attention reveals public concern over expedition 360 and a brief introduction to the JOIDES Resolution and a couple of the people who call it home.

    • 19 min
    Chapter 2 - The Theory That Changed Everything

    Chapter 2 - The Theory That Changed Everything

    An episode consisting of three stores: an idea that no one believed, how to start the hole itself, and an expedition of tragedy and discovery.

    • 19 min
    Chapter 3 - The Life Of A Core

    Chapter 3 - The Life Of A Core

    Follow a sample of rock as it is analyzed by the many scientists in the onboard labs of the JOIDES Resolution.

    • 23 min
    Chapter 4 - The Limits Of Life

    Chapter 4 - The Limits Of Life

    Ginny and Jason search for life, hundreds of meters below the seafloor.

    • 26 min

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ivanemasson ,

On board, miles away.

Interesting podcast exploring the scientific themes associated with a scientific expedition on a drilling vessel. In A Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, Lucas breaks down the science for non-biogeochemists of the world who strive to get out of their comfort zone and explore new themes. Subscribed!

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