Cutting the core liner

Hey Kids!

Now you can see how the core liner, which contains all the rocks, is being cut into smaller pieces. The man working over there is Maxim, and he is from Russia. He’s using a core liner cutter to divide the core into 1.5 meter long sections.

After the core is cut, end caps are glued on the liner. A blue one for the top of the core and a white one for the bottom.

Do you know why it’s important to mark the top and bottom of each core section?

Maxim:

Stanley, we have to get these core sections inside so they can be split in two and the scientists can describe them. Will you please help carry them?