Sunday September 11, 2016

Scientists Expect To Calculate Amount Of Fuel Inside Earth By 2025

So how will the planet die? It running out of gas, or the sun going supernova? I guess we may never know, with quotes like "We're in a field of guesses. At this point in my career, I don't care if I'm right or wrong, I just want to know the answer."

To calculate the amount of fuel inside Earth by 2025, the researchers will rely on detecting some of the tiniest subatomic particles known to science -- geoneutrinos. These antineutrino particles are byproducts of nuclear reactions within stars (including our sun), supernovae, black holes and human-made nuclear reactors. They also result from radioactive decay processes deep within the Earth.