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Dive into the Deepest Structures on Earth

There’s a whole lot happening right under our feet, at all times of the day and night. And most of the time we never think twice about it. But under the surface where our homes and businesses lie, there’s a whole other world. A system of pipes and tunnels that makes our existence in modern society possible. Not to mention naturally forming caves. But just how deep do all of these things go?

Well, one YouTube channel has given us a pretty solid idea. The folks at MetalBallStudios have created an Underground 3D comparison video, and it’s fascinating to see exactly how far down just about everything goes. You can watch the full video right here:

According to the video’s official description, “These are the deepest underground structures, represented on a real scale, mines, caves, cities, tunnels, installations, etc.” They added an extra note saying “Depth is measured from the lowest point to the surface, not to sea level.” You’ll be shocked to find just how far down some of these man-made installations go. There’s a Chinese nuclear command base that goes down over 6,000 feet. And then there’s a Chinese underground laboratory that goes down 7, 870 feet below ground. And those are all just scratching the surface. Pun fully intended.

3D representations of underground dwellings.
MetalBall Studios

And then, there’s the Kola Superdeep Borehole. The Russian project attempted to drill as deep as possible into the Earth’s crust. And for decades, it was the world’s longest borehole in terms of measured depth. But that record was destroyed in 2008, by a different hole on the other side of the world. Even though this video makes it seem like it’s the deepest, there’s always a bigger fish. To see other amazing 3D comparison videos that will blow your mind, be sure to head on over to MetalBallStudios’ channel to see more.

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