The great Dmitry Mendeleev was a many-sided scientist. Aside from devising the famous periodic law and periodic table of chemical elements, he also came up with a theory of non-organic origins of petroleum. In fact, Mendeleev’s contemporaries failed to understand his theory.A generally accepted organic theory maintains that petroleum was formed from the remains of decayed vegetable matter. Indeed, complex chemical compounds that occur only in ferns and horsetails are found in petroleum.According to Mendeleev’s theory, petroleum is a product of reactions between the hydrides of metals and water at high temperatures and pressures in the depths of Earth. The formation of acetylene bubbles after a piece ofcalcium carbide is put into water is the simplest analogy.
importantly, Mendeleev believed that the formation of petroleum had not
stop millions years ago.
An oil field has been recently discovered in
Siberia. In terms of geology, the formation of the field took place
just recently. The discovery effectively proved Mendeleev’s theory.
Should the theory of our great compatriot is true, humankind would
never run out of petroleum, and all the grim forecasts are not worth a
plugged nickel. In other words, all of us would be living in clover
till the end of time.
The radius of the planet
Earth is about 6,400 km, it is longer than a distance between Moscow
and Beijing. The Kola well is the deepest well man could drill on
Earth. It is just 12 km deep, it is shorter than a distance between the
Kremlin and the Chinese Embassy in Moscow.The depth of the well equals
about 0.2 percent of the radius of Earth. However, scientists use
indirect data for doing research on inner strata of Earth. Important
conclusions regarding the composition of Earth as deep as 300 km can be
made by studying magma that is spit out by volcanoes. Using data
obtained by seismic prospecting (the speed of passing of seismic waves)
scientists build a mock-up of “Pluto’s underworld.” At the moment the
mock-up looks as follows: a solid metal core sits at the center of the
planet; a liquid core made up of melted silicates; solid lower and
upper mantles; and, finally, the earth’s crust on which we tread.
Stiff crust is otherwise
known as lithosphere, while atmosphere is gaseous and hydrosphere
(oceans and seas) are liquid. The lithosphere is composed of plates,
which move about the mantle. Africa and America weresomething......
Scientists scanning the deep interior of Earth have found evidence of a vast water reservoir beneath eastern Asia that is at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean. The discovery marks the first time such a large body of water has found in the planet’s deep mantle.The finding, made by Michael Wysession, a seismologist at Washington State University in St. Louis, and his former graduate student Jesse Lawrence, now at the University of California, San Diego, will be detailed in a forthcoming monogra...Trip proposed to Earth centre via Arctic hole
A U.S. scientist and a small band of believers are planning a journey to the Canadian Arctic for what they call "the greatest geological expedition in history." Are they searching for Arctic oil reserves? Documenting evidence of climate change?Not quite. They're looking for a fog-shrouded hole in the Arctic Ocean that leads -- they say -- to the centre of the Earth, where an unknown civilization is lurking inside the hollow core of the planet.This time next year, Kentucky based phy...What if the Earth were hollow ?
What would happen to the world as we know it if the Earth were hollow below the crust, assuming it didn't collapse inwards?If the Earth were hollow we would be in danger of death by suffocation, thirst, frying, starving, freezing and drowning, in that order. A hollow Earth would not have enough mass to hold on to an atmosphere by gravity, and all the surface water would boil away. If the crust had enough mass to make up for the hollow centre, there would be no magnetic field, which is genera...Journey to the centre of the Earth?
Scientist said this week they had drilled into the lower section of Earth's crust for the first time and were poised to break through to the mantle in coming years. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) seeks the elusive "Moho," a boundary formally known as the Mohorovicic discontinuity. It marks the division between Earth's brittle outer crust and the hotter, softer mantle.The depth of the Moho varies. This latest effort, which drilled 4,644 feet (1,416 meters) below th...Nazis and the Hollow Earth
A seismologist at Washington University in St. Louis has made the first 3-D model of seismic wave damping — diminishing — deep in the Earth's mantle and has revealed the existence of an underground water reservoir at least the volume of the Arctic Ocean. It is the first evidence for water existing in the Earth's deep mantle. Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D., Washington University professor of earth andplanetary sciences in Arts & Sciences, working with former graduate student Jesse Lawren...Hollow Earth - Legends, Evidence and the Eyewitness Accounts
EDITORIAL, Dec 29 (VNN) (An excerpt from Jan Lamprecht's new book " Hollow Planets ")
There are many very strange tales, legends and scriptures across the world from ancient times. We have come to believe that our forefathers were, for the most part, liars. But perhaps our judgement on them is too severe for perhaps there were exceptional things which occurred back then which were worth recording.
Take for example the l...Subterranean Tunnels & the Hollow Earth
Subterranean Tunnels & the Hollow Earth: My Search for Tunnels in the Earth
by: David Hatcher Childress From "World Explorer", Vol. 2, No. 3.All are architects of fate,Working the walls of time:Some with massive deeds and great;Some with lesser rhyme.-Longfellow, "The Builders"What if I told you that I had been inside a fantastic tunnel system that runs beneath the continent of South America? Would you think me a liar? Or worse yet, insane? Though I admit it is a story that seems difficult to...Hollow Earth Theory
For a long time I have been intrigued by the
concept of the Hollow Earth. I remember reading Raymond Bernard's book on the
subject ( The Hollow Earth - 1979 ) in the mid 1980's and felt a strong
affinity for the whole idea. Next, I read a strange book called "Etidorhpa" by
John Uri Llyod written in the late 1890's about a person who traveled from the
Outer Surface to the Inner Surface of the Earth and carrying when he arrived at
the center of the Earth crust. But before I lose our ...