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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 2 months ago

Is it possible there are undiscovered creatures deep in the core of the earth?

We can only dig so far, but is it possible that anything has evolved to live at levels humans can’t reach to discover it?

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  • Tom
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Nope----The core is too hot  a dense liquid Iron core, Thousands of degrees HOT.  We know this from looking at Seismograph data from around the world after big explosions or Earthquakes.---Which essentially give us an "X-Ray" of the structure of the inside of the Earth.

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  • 2 months ago

    Impossible. The core of the earth is as hot as the surface of the sun.

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, but I'm sure they're small like bacteria, viruses, or worms.

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  • 2 months ago

    Rather unlikely as the pressures and temperatures are far beyond anything that any kind of life we know of could survive.

    The reason we cannot drill very deep in rock is that by the time the bore is something between 5 - 10 kilometers deep, the temperature is several hundred degrees centigrade and rock is literally flowing back in, closing the hole.

    The average density of the rocks that make up the Earths crust is around 2.5, so the pressure increases around one bar every 4m depth - so 1000 x atmospheric pressure at 4km.

    That's around 15,000 pounds per square inch or one ton per square centimetre.

    2000x atmospheric pressure at 8km etc.

    There are no caves or openings at depth like that or below, they could not stay open, just like boreholes cannot.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Sure it's possible.  And a LOT more possible than you winning the Nobel Peace prize.

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  • JJ
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, that might explain things like UFOs, Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

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