Drilling into the uppermost mantle through a complete section of intact ocean crust, formed at a fast-spreading mid-ocean ridge, would liberate fundamental knowledge into Earth processes. The activities and achievement will also inspire future generations of geoscientists, who are essential to adapt to climate change and deliver the energy transition.
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Teagle, D.A.H. Re-energizing the quest of drilling to the mantle. Nat Rev Earth Environ 4, 207–208 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-023-00413-0