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Not yet, or it depends – if you are keeping score at home.

If just one percent of the weight of mantle rock located in the transition zone is H2O, that would be equivalent to nearly three times the amount of water in our oceans, the researchers said.

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One Response to “Is or Is Not This a Resource?”

  1. Michael says:

    I’m guessing that at that depth, the pressure and temperature of the water makes it a supercritical fluid. Is your point that it isn’t a resource since it isn’t available for us to use (i.e. prohibitively expensive to tap), but also that “it depends” since we may be able to use it sometime in the future as technology improves? Or is it “it depends” since it gives me some trivial information to share at all the cocktail parties from which I’ve been dis-invited?

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