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A well-known oil company (CNPC) in China is drilling a 10,000-metre hole that will be the deepest in the world. Currently, China is drilling its deepest borehole in order to study regions deep beneath the surface of the earth. According to Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua, drilling of the borehole began on Tuesday in the Tarim basin in Xinjiang’s north-western desert. This hole is more than 10 times the size of the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa. Why China is Drilling Deepest Hole into Earth? The purpose of the drilling project in the country’s oil-rich Xinjiang region is to tap into the Earth. And to explore more about Earth’s Energy resources and to find more unearthing-rich minerals. It will also help to explore 145 million year old rocks. This project will also help in researching Geothermal Energy and gathering data on the Earth’s internal structure.  Geothermal energy is a renewable source of…

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