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Chicxulub KT Crater To Be Drilled For Science...

 
 A plan to study the Chicxulub crater by boring 1.5km into the sea bed is among the highlights of ocean drilling projects proposed for the next decade.
Chicxulub, in Mexico, was carved out by the asteroid strike that killed off the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) also plans expeditions to study earthquakes and ancient climate, and says the need is greater than ever.
Another long-term aim is to penetrate the Earth's mantle for the first time....MORE...

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