QueOnda?
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How long would it take to travel through the mantle?

The mantle is 2884 km deep. If I were to travel through the mantle, how long would my journey be?

By the way, I know this sounds stupid. No one could ever travel through the mantle, it's way too hot (4,000 degrees F), but I have to write a paper about traveling through the different layers of the earth.

melissa r
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Re: How long would it take to travel through the mantle?

At what speed??? In other words:

2884/speed=time

flowersp
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Re: How long would it take to travel through the mantle?

If u were going 2884kmph than it would take 1 hour or around that it would take long than an hour because density is greater than most liquid.

vanity_l
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Re: How long would it take to travel through the mantle?

2884 km is quite a long way, so I'm guessing you'd want to stop for a few meals along the way.  Now depending on your tastes, this might mean stopping at  MacDonalds, or at a posh restaurant, so you stop times will have to be accounted for.  Also are you planning on travelling trough the core as well, cause if the earths core is anything like an apple core, there are some tough little bits in there, (you know the bits that sometimes get stuck in your teeth), and they may take a bit longer to get through.  What will your mode of transport be?  You might not get too far in your car, I'm sure the tyres won't be able to cope with the heat.  You are probably going to need a vehicle that can withstand a lot of heat - maybe something like the space shuttle - but be sure to avoid any pieces of foam when you are first starting out, as we all know the damge that foam can cause to heat shields.  Anyway good luck with it, can't wait to see the photos.

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