Friday, June 28, 2013

So What Happened?

Ok so this I had to share.

Kola Superdeep Borehole
I have mentioned this before, but as a reminder via Wiki:
The Kola Superdeep Borehole is the result of a scientific drilling project of the Soviet Union on the Kola Peninsula. The project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth's crust. Drilling began on 24 May 1970 using the Uralmash-4E, and later the Uralmash-15000 series drilling rig. A number of boreholes were drilled by branching from a central hole. The deepest, SG-3, reached 12,262 metres (40,230 ft) (2.21 leagues) in 1989, and is the deepest hole ever drilled, and the deepest artificial point on Earth.
So what happened?

Well I leave you with two images.

One, the place looks like it was destroyed (click for larger view):

Yeah, many old USSR sites look bad. The collapse and all that. I get it.

But then why was the borehole WELDED SHUT and left INTACT all this time? (click for larger view):
I dunno, but I bet it's interesting!

Have a good night.

4 comments:

Podoloski advani said...

This article is mind blowing I read it and enjoyed. I always find this type of article to learn and gather knowledge.

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GawainsGhost said...

Well, I can think of one reason why they stopped drilling. They didn't find any oil.

But what is the point of drilling the deepest hole in the world? To beat the Americans at something, anything?

It seems so pointless. We beat them to the moon. The Russians tried and failed. They missed the moon. There are a couple of cosmonauts floating out in space, dead. Did you know that?

And now there's this deepest hole ever dug sealed up under a dilapidated building. It's ridiculous.

Back in the USSR.

Podoloski advani said...

This article is mind blowing I read it and enjoyed. I always find this type of article to learn and gather knowledge.

Ogniwa fotowoltaiczne

Anonymous said...

One word: Morlocks (The Time Machine 1960)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5efS_zJbsQ