March 13, 2014
Scientists have discovered a vast reservoir of water under the Earth’s mantle they say could be larger than all the ocean’s combined.
Canadian researchers say analysis of a rare mineral points to the huge store of water deep in Earth’s mantle, 400-600 kilometres (250-375 miles) beneath our feet.
It echoes the hundred and fifty year old novel, ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’, in which French science-fiction forerunner Jules Verne pictured a vast sea that lay deep under our planet’s surface.
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