Question: Hello, okay, question: Hypothetically, if I made a hole through the centre of the earth, running from the north pole to the south pole and then I jumped/fell through it (hypothetically of course), what would happen at the core?
Hello.. Crazy question, I love it! I always thought about this myself, because we know so little for sure about the centre of our planet!
A lot has been assumed I think, and we cannot measure much for certain.
One thing we do know though, is that the centre is extremely hot. If you think of volcanoes and lava, that is a release of stuff from the inside of the earth. Of course, that stuff isn’t even coming from that deep, so the stuff further down must be even hotter!! So, in theory I don’t think any material humans have can survive that heat, and even if you did manage this huge hole through the earth.. I think if you went in, you’d die very quickly from the temperature!
Then again, if you could survive I wonder if you wouldn’t actually come out the other end.. You might just stay and spin the middle, because of gravity… So you’d probably end up roasted in the centre of the earth!
I hope this helps answer your question. If you *do* find a massive hole through the planet, please be careful and don’t fall in…