NASA Wants to Drill into Yellowstone Supervolcano, Risking Catastrophic Eruption
A NASA scientist recently shared a report suggesting that the state drill into the world’s most dangerous supervolcano, the Yellowstone Volcano in Wyoming, to potentially stop a volcanic eruption.
Brian Wilcox, former member of the NASA Advisory Council on Planetary Defense shared a report that was previously only visible to NASA. The report documented a plan that would involve drilling into the Yellowstone volcano using high pressure water to release heat from the magma chamber.
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Earth only has 20 known supervolcanoes, given the term because they have the potential to majorly affect global climate and life on Earth.
According to mainstream science, major eruptions occur about every 100,000 years. They say the last major one was in New Zealand about 26,500 years ago.
If one erupted today, it might cause global starvation through prolonged nuclear winter, freezing the planet or blocking out the Sun.
In Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, pressure is building in a gargantuan magma chamber, causing little hotspots to produce the natural phenomena that is observed there.
According to the Daily Mail:
“Yellowstone currently leaks about 60 to 70 percent of its heat into atmosphere via water which seeps into the magma chamber through cracks, while the rest builds up as magma and dissolves into volatile gasses.
The heat and pressure will reach the threshold, meaning an explosion is inevitable.
NASA has considered that if it could cool down Yellowstone – which is essentially a giant heat generator equal to six industrial power plants – by 35 percent, it would no longer pose a threat.”
While it sounds like NASA is very hesitant to go further on such a massively dangerous plan, the fact that they are openly suggesting it means they want to inch closer to having the public’s support for planet altering, dangerous projects.
Another such project NASA is involved with is of course geoengineering. A few months ago, NASA launched sounding rockets off the coast of Maryland in the US, spraying the sky with toxic metals such as barium and cupric oxide to allegedly perform some kind of experiment, while some know all about geoenginering and barium’s role in it.
They made it into a public spectacle, coloring the toxic metals and getting the mainstream media to celebrate it: and it seems like in the future, they will try to get people celebrating mad science in this characteristic way.