50th Anniversary of Project Mohole: 1961 - 2011

One of many milestones for The National Academies is the 50th Anniversary of Project Mohole (1961-2011).

Drill rigOne of many milestones for The National Academies is the 50th Anniversary of Project Mohole (1961-2011). 
 
Project Mohole represented, as one historian has described it, Earth sciences' answer to the space program. If successful, this highly ambitious exploration of the intraterrestrial frontier would provide invaluable information on Earth's age, makeup, and internal processes. In addition, evidence drawn from the Moho could be brought to bear on the question of continental drift, which at the time was still controversial.
 
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