Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Drilling in the Dead Sea

The International Continental Scientific Drilling Program is underway at the Dead Sea. Forty scientists from six countries are working around the clock to drill a borehole and extract a continuous core sample from beneath the Dead Sea. The team has already drilled down 1,500 feet.

If you are interested in reading more about the project, you can read the daily posts on their website . Their posts on the recent storm that hit Israel are very interesting. For example, we all know the Dead Sea is quite dense (all the extra minerals in the water), but did you know that it makes the water 30% heavier. (And that means any waves kicked up by the wind carry an extra punch!)

Bookmark the site and keep tabs on their progress!

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