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During the drilling process, the temperatures encountered during the first 10,000 feet were as expected by the scientists.

However, as they went deeper, the temperature steadily increased. When the drilling began to near its target, the temperature reached 180 °C (356 °F). This was 80 °C (176 °F) more than expected. But that wasn’t all. Photo Credit: Credits

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