Awesome! Biggest ocean on Earth found! It is GIGANTIC, but you cannot see it

    A study suggests there is a gigantic ocean on Earth that is 3 times larger than all the oceans we know. Check out this biggest ocean on Earth.
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    | Updated on: Oct 03 2022, 16:19 IST
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    Scientists discovered a three times larger reservoir than all the oceans on Earth's core. (NASA)
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    Scientists discovered a three times larger reservoir than all the oceans on Earth's core. (NASA)

    The biggest ocean on earth has just been found! An international team of researchers have found a gigantic ocean near the Earth's core that is 3 times bigger than all of the world's oceans. The water reservoir is discovered in the boundary between the Earth's upper and lower mantles. As reported by ANI, the research team has also discovered the formation of a rare diamond at around 660 meters in Botswana below the Earth's surface where ringwoodite is the dominant mineral. The study was carried out by using technological wonders like the Raman spectroscopy and FTIR spectrometry. The team of scientists from the Institute for Geosciences at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany has said that this new research will provide empirical evidence for an amazing long-held hypothesis - water from the oceans travels by subducting slabs into the transition zone. And since the inside of the Earth is also part of the water cycle, the water cycle is speculated to extend across the whole globe.

    There are also several ringwoodite inclusions in the stone indicating a high level of water content. The researchers also determined the stone's chemical make-up. And it was almost identical to that of every piece of mantle rock discovered in basalts across the planet.

    Earlier in August, researchers from Curtin University had found evidence of an ancient piece of the Earth's crust beneath the South-West of Western Australia. The piece was reportedly almost four billion-year-old. According to Scitechdaily, scientists used lasers smaller than a human hair to target microscopic grains of a mineral extracted from beach sand.

    Research supervisor Dr. Milo Barham, said, “The edge of the ancient piece of crust appears to define an important crustal boundary controlling where economically important minerals are found.” He also shared that these remnants of ancient crust will play a crucial role in studying the future of optimised sustainable resource exploration.

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    First Published Date: 03 Oct, 16:17 IST
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