About the Mission

Sea Chemistry

If there are two oceans blending at the opening, there will be different water chemistries.

  • Salinity
  • Chrystalinity
  • Ions and electrical charge
  • pH
  • Suspended metals and compounds

Microbial Life

The inner ocean and the surface ocean will have different life forms living in them.  Plaenkton, diatoms, brine shrimp and other lifeforms will be different.

Complex Lifeforms

Sea life inside the planet is going to be radically different than sea life in the surface ocean.  Frilled Sharks, dorseled aquid, and other lifeforms extinct for milliion of years may still be living in the inner sea.

The Inner Ocean

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.  

The pair analyzed more than 600,000 seismograms—records of waves generated by earthquakes traveling through the Earth—collected from instruments scattered around the planet. They noticed a region beneath Asia where seismic waves appeared to dampen, or “attenuate,” and also slow down slightly.

Hypothesis

The inner sea and the surface sea blend through an opening that exists in the thin regions of the Earth’s crust.   

 

The Core

Recent experiments by Cambridge and Carnegie Science have concluded that Earth’s core is a solid Iron and Zenon crystal.  This high-density structure is believed to be around 1,200 miles in diameter and at a temperature of nearly 6 thousand degrees Celsius.  

Experimental Sampling

A coring dart will be dropped from the ship.  When it reaches the sea floor, the momentum of the dart will plunge the core tube into the sediment.  The end will seal off, a floatation bag will inflate, and the dart will return to the surface with the sample.  Small fossils, minerals, and seawater will be collected in the sample.  If there is an opening between the inner and outer seas nearby, the material shoudbe substantially a mixture of both environments.

The Origin of the Borealis

The orign of the Auroras (Northern & Southern Lights) was long thought to be caused strictly by the Sun on a seasonal basis. In 2006, an image returned from deep Earth orbit showed Auroras over both poles at the same time.  This inspired JPL to launch the Themis Probes.  The 5-piece probes went into orbit and discovered that the orgin may actually be inside the planet.  

The Expanding Earth

The average 10 year old can see that the continental shelves of planet Earth all fit together like hand and glove.  In fact, if the globe were shrunk by 67%, they would all fit perfectly together.  The planet has been expanding and cooling for at least 2 billion years.  In fact, it is still expanding and slowing down, albeit very slightly to conserve momentum.