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Temperature and pressure get worse as you get deeper and there's Very few materials that can withstand BOTH. Another thing is as you go deeper rock behaves like plastic rather than solid, even if you drill a hole, it'll quickly heal much like poking your finger into some foam. Consecutive drilling would require a sleeve of some sort of material that can ...


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For power, it would need about 50 times the power output of a space satellite. You'd need >1000w to drill a football sized object through bread-dough consistency rock faster than the flow rate. It requires a currently non existent energy source.


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First, read these three very relevant questions and answers: Why the "Mission to Earth’s core" proposal suggests using liquid iron instead of lead? Can we really travel through earth's core? Hypothetically, what would happen to the earth if a large hole was drilled through the center? It is possible to send a probe deep within the Earth? No. ...


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Consider this as a possibility. A small self-propelled probe is created, its approximately the size of a football, and is very strong, made of materials with a melting point of a few thousand K. If this was dropped into one of the planet's various volcanic lava lakes, how far down could it travel? Or does the viscosity of the molten rock increase with a ...


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I'd say it could reach, at the very best, the base of the continental crust (usually around 30 km depth). Even getting there could be tricky: the probe would have to travel what we call the "plumbing system" of the volcano, made of interconnected dykes (which can be quite narrow: only a few centimeters in some cases) and reservoirs, where ...


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I'm gonna answer this part of the question. Alternatively, would it be possible to terraform the volcano to make its eruptions less dangerous? If there was the infrastructure and if we are smart enough. Take for example then-president Trump suggesting nuking the eye of Hurricanes, but the nuclear fallout would move with the remaining Hurricane, which could ...


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The ultimate fate of all active volcanos is to become extinct volcanos, and eventually, objects that are barely recognizable (or not recognizable at all) as extinct volcanos. This process from pre-volcano to active volcano to extinct volcano to barely recognizable extinct volcano takes a long time, even by geological standards of "a long time". The ...


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