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NASA plans to spend $ 3.46 billion to drill the Yellowstone Park Super Volcano to save the United States

via:博客园     time:2017/8/24 14:00:47     readed:818

According to foreign media reports, if the Yellowstone Park super volcano erupted, the consequences will be devastating. Yellowstone Park Super volcano last erupted 70,000 years ago, after the eruption formed the Yellowstone Caldera (Yellowstone Caldera), making it look like a large depression. Previous studies have shown that Huangshi Park underground super volcano is like a "time bomb" and "ralph lauren pas cher."


Although he did not know when it broke out again, some scientists thought it was an imminent threat. NASA has recently developed a plan to ensure that the volcano will not bring great disaster to the United States.

The US Geological Survey predicts that once the volcano breaks out again, the spread of volcanic ash will be very wide and extends to about 800 kilometers away. Volcanic ash may affect the western United States, Midwest and other places, affecting the growth of crops in these areas. Volcanic ash cloud will also discharge a lot of harmful gases such as sulfur dioxide. Some floating volcanic ash will eventually fall, because the particles will randomly agglomerate, become larger than the air density, but in theory, the volcanic ash cloud will stay in the atmosphere for decades.


Now NASA has a solution that can prevent the Yellowstone Park super volcanic eruption. First, outside the boundaries of Yellowstone Park, the research team will drill from both sides of the volcano. Subsequently, the use of water pump will be one side of the water out, with high pressure to the water into the hole, so that water circulation in the hole, water can cool the volcano. On the other side, the water vapor will be used to provide electricity to the surrounding residents.

According to NASA researcher Brian Wilcox, "you will have to let geothermal companies encourage deeper penetration of hot water than usual, but by investing thousands of years for the surrounding area, your investment will be rewarded." The long-term advantage is to prevent the future of super volcanic eruption destruction of mankind. & Rdquo;

NASA's approach will cool the volcano one meter (3.2 feet) a year. At this rate, it takes thousands of years to fully cool the crater, or even longer, to ensure that it is no longer a positive threat to the outbreak.

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