The Planet's Biggest Water Supply Might Be Hidden 400 Miles Below the US

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    Jun 13, 2014 4:30 AM GMT
    Massive reservoir of water found 700km below earth's surface could contain 3x as much water as all oceans



    http://gizmodo.com/the-planets-biggest-water-supply-might-be-hidden-400-mi-1590063135/all?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
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    Jun 13, 2014 4:43 AM GMT
    Don't let the Republicans know it's there. They'll be fracking their way to it.
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    Jun 13, 2014 4:48 AM GMT
    Let's go swimming!
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    Jun 13, 2014 6:24 AM GMT
    What's funny is that when water shortage gets worse, you'll all see all the other countries kissing Murica's ass. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 13, 2014 9:18 AM GMT
    ^ The title is a bit misleading. Evidence may be found under U.S. continental landmass, but it doesn't explicitly say it can only be found there.
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    Jun 13, 2014 12:48 PM GMT
    and it'll only cost you $5 per liter hahahaha
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    Jun 13, 2014 1:11 PM GMT
    There's also evidence of water inside the structure of deep earth diamonds. http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/deep-earth-has-oceans-worth-of-water-10-diamond-reveals-1.2569564


    Neither water is accessible. We can't just drill down and get this water out, it's part of the structure of the rock, not flowing through the rock.

    ArticleSo, would we ever be able to extract these resources? Almost certainly not—you can just imagine what would come of trying to tamper with the Earth's mantle. Just discovering them is an amazing thing. And as PhysOrg explains, it's not exactly as though these are literal oceans:


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    Jun 14, 2014 5:43 AM GMT
    400 miles, doesn't seem like its worth it unless you are desperate. Anyway, make it a plan c in case resources above ground or the nearest aquifers run out.
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    Jun 14, 2014 5:50 AM GMT
    It's of interest to earth scientists. Not to water bureaus. Any water that deep is actually far saltier than the oceans. And not in any form that's easy to get at.
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    Jun 14, 2014 6:17 AM GMT
    I read somewhere, maybe the Toilet John, that the water we drink is like 100 million years old...icon_surprised.gif
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    Jun 14, 2014 12:24 PM GMT
    Graphene filters apparently may make straining seawater possible at 100 th the cost of processing it now. I dont think we will run out in the future. Besisdes i live in canada, we have it all at the moment.
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    Jun 14, 2014 1:52 PM GMT
    Being 400 miles below the surface of the Earth, you have to take intense hot temperatures into serious consideration. Since a lot of that is magma, the water found there will be steaming hot and extremely salty.
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    Jun 14, 2014 3:21 PM GMT
    kevex saidMassive reservoir of water found 700km below earth's surface could contain 3x as much water as all oceans



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    Might? Could? Is it or isnt it? Is it salt or fresh water?
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    Jun 14, 2014 5:26 PM GMT
    I think the point of the discovery is that there is more water on Earth than previously thought. It's not about capitalism.
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    Jun 14, 2014 6:59 PM GMT
    kevex saidI think the point of the discovery is that there is more water on Earth than previously thought. It's not about capitalism.


    I think the point of the article was that someone was having a slow news day and they wanted something to do with their idle hands.
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    Jun 14, 2014 8:21 PM GMT
    I'm betting this water is in the mantle at that level of depth.

    While the water is there, the amount of pressure that would be exerted on it would make it explode out if it's containment were to be punctured. I would wonder if it's pressures would make it nearly a solid. But then again the high temperatures might keep it a liquid. Strange environment down there !
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    Jun 14, 2014 11:18 PM GMT
    walloowalloo saidI'm betting this water is in the mantle at that level of depth.

    While the water is there, the amount of pressure that would be exerted on it would make it explode out if it's containment were to be punctured. I would wonder if it's pressures would make it nearly a solid. But then again the high temperatures might keep it a liquid. Strange environment down there !


    Yes very strange environment there. Some christians believe that's where hell is. hmmmmmm
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    Jun 15, 2014 2:45 AM GMT
    bon_pan saidI read somewhere, maybe the Toilet John, that the water we drink is like 100 million years old...icon_surprised.gif
    Try 4 billion. It's been recycled through the tectonic processes since the beginning of the earth.
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    Jun 15, 2014 2:46 AM GMT
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    walloowalloo saidI'm betting this water is in the mantle at that level of depth.

    While the water is there, the amount of pressure that would be exerted on it would make it explode out if it's containment were to be punctured. I would wonder if it's pressures would make it nearly a solid. But then again the high temperatures might keep it a liquid. Strange environment down there !


    Yes very strange environment there. Some christians believe that's where hell is. hmmmmmm
    I'm sure if they traveled down there without adequate protection (not currently available) they'd go through hell before they get to heaven. icon_lol.gif
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    Jun 15, 2014 5:06 AM GMT
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    bon_pan saidI read somewhere, maybe the Toilet John, that the water we drink is like 100 million years old...icon_surprised.gif
    Try 4 billion. It's been recycled through the tectonic processes since the beginning of the earth.


    Does this mean that we're drinking the piss and sweat of dinosaurs and every other creature that has cum before us?
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    Jun 15, 2014 5:15 AM GMT
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    bon_pan saidI read somewhere, maybe the Toilet John, that the water we drink is like 100 million years old...icon_surprised.gif
    Try 4 billion. It's been recycled through the tectonic processes since the beginning of the earth.


    Does this mean that we're drinking the piss and sweat of dinosaurs and every other creature that has cum before us?


    Yes. Even their poop.
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    bon_pan saidI read somewhere, maybe the Toilet John, that the water we drink is like 100 million years old...icon_surprised.gif
    Try 4 billion. It's been recycled through the tectonic processes since the beginning of the earth.


    Usually when we talk about the "age" of water, we mean the amount of time since it last fell as rain, snow, or the like. (e.g., since it was last condensed from vapor.) Most of the water that most people see is only a few years "old." But on the GYa time scale, we are constantly loosing some to space and gaining some from meteor impacts. As the solar system gets older, we are probably loosing more than we're gaining.