Guardian Unlimited | Life | Journey to the centre of Earth

Guardian Unlimited | Life | Journey to the centre of Earth

Japanese Scientists have created a ‘drill ship’ to drill to the centre of the earth.

The 57,500-tonne drill ship Chikyu (Japanese for Earth) is being prepared in the southern port of Nagasaki. Two-thirds the length of the Titanic, it is fitted with technology borrowed from the oil industry that will allow it to bore through 7,000 metres of crust below the seabed while floating in 2,500 metres of water – requiring a drill pipe 25 times the height of the Empire State building.

Clearly the Toho films have taught them nothing.