Who’s up for it? C’mon, I know you want to go. You’re just scared of the heat and the wierd plants and animals, aren’t you? Well you don’t need to worry about the heat anymore. And about the weird flora and fauna, you can go check out for yourselves, in a few years, hopefully.
See, the thing is, scientists have discovered or rather simulated a material that has a melting point higher than the temperature of the outer core of the earth. And you wouldn’t want to go any further anyways. And I say simulated, because scientists have simulated this material and performed tests on it. Their next task is to actually manufacture this hot stuff and perform actual experiments on it.
This supposed material will be composed of Hefnium, Carbon and Nitrogen. It will have a melting point of roughly 4400K. To give you a comparison, the earth’s outer core is about 4300K. And this is about 2/3 of the sun’s surface temperature. Hey, what do you know, you can even make it pretty close to the sun.
The uses of such a material could be manifold. But it remains to be seen if it can be manufactured for actual use. So before you start digging to the center of the earth, hold your horses and read more about the discovery over at Gizmodo.