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28 minutes long

Aired 10 April 2017

BBC radio 4- keep digging

Mary-Ann Ochota asks why scientists have managed to send probes to interstellar space, but haven't yet managed to reach the Earth's mantle, which lies just a few miles beneath us. 

 

This documentary podcast examines the historical background leading to the renewed scientific efforts to drill an ultra-deep scientific borehole to drill to the Earth's mantle and answer the question "What is the Moho?"

IODP Expedition 360 Podcast Trailer

Follow along with Expedition 360 as it explores the crust-mantle transition and seeks understand more about how our Earth works!

1 minute 36 seconds

Expedition 360 at a Glance

During December 2015 and January 2016, 122 people set off on an expedition to begin drilling a hole in the middle of the Indian Ocean that may one day be the first to reach all the way through the Earth's crust to the mantle. This is a brief glance into the daily sights aboard the ship.

3 minutes 7 seconds

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25 JANUARY 2016

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