Drilling Down/At Sea with Chikyu
A Catalyst article about Chikyu, a Japanese drilling ship capable of boring through the Earth's crust. It will investigate regions where the crust is thinnest. Core samples are examined using a number of scientific techniques and they have produced useful information about areas where there is seismic activity together with information about the presence of microorganisms inside the Earth's crust.
This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2011, Volume 21, Issue 3.
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