Blog Posts Tagged "boninite"

Houston, we've landed on….Boninite

Our entire mission is dependent on seismic data and our interpretation of it. We can be wildly off, or spot on with what we think we’ll encounter during drilling. It’s a highly educated guess, but what worried many members of the team was drilling through too much sediment before they hit the hard rock.

Geek Blog 2: Why boninites matter....

So, why is it such big "news" that we drilled into boninite (that's them, in the teaser pic!), aside from the truth-in-advertising thing, that the Cruise Prospectus said we were going to find it?