## Where would you end up if you dug a hole?

Earth is a sphere, so if you start digging in the Northern Hemisphere, then you’ve got to end up in the Southern Hemisphere.

## How far is it straight through the earth?

The farthest you can travel from home (and still remain on Earth) is about 7,900 miles (12,700 kilometers) straight down, but you’ll have to journey the long way round to get there: 12,450 miles (20,036 kilometers) over land and sea. Why not take a shortcut, straight down?

## What would happen if you dug straight through the earth?

You would just float, being pulled equally by gravity in all directions. That said, you would still be traveling at an unparalleled speed, so you’d zip right through that awesome feeling pretty quickly. As you pass through Earth’s center, still moving at 6 miles per second, the process would begin to reverse.

## Can you dig from one side of the earth to the other?

So, to travel overland from one location to its antipode, you’d need to travel 20,037 km. A tunnel, dug from one side of the Earth to the other would be, on average, 12,742 km. If you jumped into the tunnel, you’d fall down towards the center of the Earth, accelerating constantly, thanks to gravity.

## Can I dig a hole through the earth?

First, let us state the obvious: You can’t drill a hole through the center of the Earth. To date, the deepest hole is the Kola Superdeep Borehole. Drilling started in the 1970s and finished some 20 years later when the team reached 40,230 feet (12,262 meters).

## What would happen if you drill a hole through the earth and dropped a stone?

The question we had was, what would happen if you dug a hole all the way through the earth(from one side to the other, right through the middle) and dropped an object into the hole? The answer is as follows. So the stone would keep on moving, going straight on up the other side of the hole, towards China.

## Why can’t you dig to the center of the Earth?

It’s the thinnest of three main layers, yet humans have never drilled all the way through it. Then, the mantle makes up a whopping 84% of the planet’s volume. At the inner core, you’d have to drill through solid iron. This would be especially difficult because there’s near-zero gravity at the core.

## Can you dig a hole through Earth?

First, let us state the obvious: You can’t drill a hole through the center of the Earth. To date, the deepest hole is the Kola Superdeep Borehole. Drilling started in the 1970s and finished some 20 years later when the team reached 40,230 feet (12,262 meters). That is about 7.5 miles, or just over 12 km.

## How long would it take to dig to the center of the Earth?

about 42 minutes and 12 seconds
A scenario often presented to introductory physics classes is that of a “gravity tunnel” — a tube drilled from one side of the Earth to the other through the planet’s center. The answer taught for nearly a half-century for how long a fall through such a hole would take was about 42 minutes and 12 seconds.

## Where do people think you’d end up if you dug?

In most countries, people have a belief about where they’d end up if they dug their way through the center of the Earth and popped up on the other side. For people in the USA, they think it’s China.

## Where can you dig to the other side of the world?

There are some exceptions, though. If you’re dead-set on digging to China, you can do so from Argentina. New Zealanders can dig themselves to Spain, and folks in Indonesia will find themselves in the Amazon rainforest. You can also dig yourself from Greenland to Antarctica, but for most other places, your antipode will be an ocean.

## Where do you come out if you dig a straight line?

“Most of Europeans and Americans believe that if you dig a hole in a straight line through the center of the Earth you would come out on the other side right in China,” the makers of the map explain. “But this is just a saying. In reality, if you dig a straight tunnel in most areas of Europe or United States you will come out in the ocean.

## Where do you come out on the other side of the world?

The Most of Europeans and Americans believe that if you dig a hole, in a straight line through the center of the Earth, you would come out on the other side right in China. But this is just a saying, because, in reality, if you dig a straight tunnel, in most areas, of Europe or United States you will come out in the ocean.