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Mohole

(ˈməʊˌhəʊl)
n
(Geological Science) an abandoned research project to drill through the earth's crust down to the Mohorovičić discontinuity to obtain samples of mantle rocks
[C20: from Moho(rovičić ) + hole. See Mohorovičić discontinuity]
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An ambitious effort to drill to the Moho called Project Mohole was launched in the early 1960s--in the same hopeful era when the United States launched its space program.
The United States is planning to dig to the mantle through the ocean floor in a program called Project Mohole.
It reviewed what was known at the time about the history of this peculiar relationship and analyzed in depth some of the mega-projects of the era, such as the ill-fated Mohole, which was supposed to drill a deep hole in the ocean floor but wound up drilling one in the National Science Foundation budget instead.
Mohole, are already written into the couple Faria-Dantes; In fact, practically the whole of Calvino's work is.
As Orang Mohole tells Billy, moholes, like black holes, are largely beyond human conception: "But it's not a surface and it doesn't absorb.
The correct names for Afrormosia are: AFrican teak, red-bark, devil's tree, bonsamdua, kokrodua, assamela, mohole, ayin, egbi and ejen.
In Nature in March, two researchers described renewed interest in a Mohole campaign, driven largely by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (www.
In the early 1960s, geologists took their first shot at drilling all the way through Earth's crust and into its mantle with the Mohole Project.
Project Mohole represented, as one historian described it, the earth sciences' answer to the space program.
Project Mohole, geology's version of the space race
The Mohole project proved to be ahead of its time, but the program's test drilling in the deep eastern Pacific Ocean proved that ocean crust could be successfully drilled and cored from a dynamically positioned ship in several thousand meters of water.
Dubbed "Project Mohole," the idea eventually foundered on the rocks of the congressional budget office in cost overruns and ballooning budgets.