We all want to travel the foreign country like the USA but only some manage it, because of costly fare of flights and visa approval is another one. What if we say that you can travel to America in just 42 minutes without facing any visa or fare hectic? Yes, it’s quite hard to digest but yup, it’s true!!
Now, you might be in awe, how is this just possible at all?? This is possible only you have to do is dig the Earth till it reaches the other side. For example, you have a spherical ball and just drilled a hole from one side of ball till it reaches the other side. The time it will take to drill a hole from one side to another covering its circumference will be more than the time taken if you jump in the hole you drilled.
See the image so that you will understand easily:
As we know our earth is spherical in shape. So, now you might have understood my points. But, now a question might have hit your head- Is it possible to dig a hole into the earth’s surface from one side to another side?
Well, since half century scientists have been researching on the same and they came up with the answer as in 42 minutes and 12 seconds.
However, it is practically impossible because the earth is surrounded by the gravitational force, it has high density, air resistance and temperature at the center of the earth is close to 6000 degree Celsius (10,800 F). This concept of drilling a hole in the form of a tube from one side of the earth to another side from the center of the planet is known as “gravity tunnel”.
If, any how we get rid of earth’s gravitational force, high density, air resistance and manage to dig a hole and jump into it right from the center of the earth enduring 6000 degree Celsius, we can reach the opposite side of the earth in the 42 minutes and 12 seconds. This sounds awkward and impossible but can happen in the future.
In the below image it explains to us if we dig a hole from the center of India i.e. Madhya Pradesh we will reach somewhere near South America in the Pacific Ocean.
Here this video will explain you all much clearly:
What do you think about digging this tunnel in earth?? share your views in the comment section below!!