There’s more to explore in the Great Pyramid at Giza, but scientists may need some help from robots to do it.
Researchers have used muon detectors and thermal imaging to discover two previously unknown voids in the Great Pyramid. The larger void is around 98 feet long, while the smaller one is a corridor of uncertain length. Experts are conflicted on whether the spaces were purposely designed to hold anything or not.
Because scientists can’t just take apart the pyramid, they’re working on tiny robots that can enter the smaller void and see what’s there. Glenn and Stu talked about this unique story on today’s show.
“First, we want to send a ‘scout robot,’ which is basically a pan-tilt camera with a lot of lights fitted in a tube-like robot,” researcher Jean-Baptiste Mouret told Live Science. “The goal is to survey what is on the other side of the wall and get high-resolution pictures.”
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GLENN: There’s a couple of cool science stories. One is — have you heard about the big void in the pyramid? The Great Pyramid of Giza?
STU: Yes. I’ve heard of it.
GLENN: All right. So there’s the Grand Gallery. Which is, you can walk through this grand gallery that goes up to — I don’t even know. I think it’s the burial chamber or whatever the hell it is. And right above it is — what they’re calling a big void. It’s this gigantic room in the middle of the pyramid that they didn’t know was there. And they’ve only found it through new techniques of being able to scan the pyramid. And they can see this huge void, but they don’t know what it is.
And it’s at an angle. It appears to be at an angle, which would mean it’s another great gallery, another staircase, which would lead you into yet another void, which might be something else that we don’t know is in there. There’s two of these rooms.
You know, to find it, you would have to take the pyramid apart. Here believes cool signs. They’re taking a blimp, a little blimp, and they’re rolling it up. They’re taking a teeny digital camera, high definition camera and a teeny, teeny light. And then a blimp. And they’re wrapping it around a pole. They’re going to drill a hole up into the void. They’re going to shove that blimp up, fill it with helium, and then it will take off. The light will go on. And it will survey this whole thing with high-definition camera, so we don’t ever have to go into it. You’ll be able to see what’s in it.
STU: Plus, whatever is in there, can’t escape. Because that’s the more important thing.
GLENN: Right. Right.
STU: Unless, of course, it can sneak out of the little drill hole.
GLENN: A teeny little — or it might — maybe what’s left in there is a little, teeny blimp pilot.
GLENN: That would be awful.
STU: That’s the last thing you would want in there. Would be a tiny blimp pilot.
GLENN: Just waiting. Just waiting.
STU: For some idiot culture to stick a blimp up there.
GLENN: He’s been walking around for like 5,000 years going, nobody is this stupid. Like there’s a blimp going to show up all of a sudden.
STU: The worst thing would be to torture him because he would be able to fly the blimp, but there would be no hole big enough to get it out. So it would just be a pilot.
GLENN: To get the blimp out. You’ll just be bumping up against the side. I’ll ram it really hard this time.
GLENN: All right. So —
STU: Probably wouldn’t work.
GLENN: No. Uh-uh. Uh-uh. But we’ll see him. We’ll see him. He’ll be like a little Keebler elf.
STU: We all know what will be inside there, right? Which is nothing. There will be a giant bunch of nothing in there.
GLENN: Maybe we can put Giraldo Rivera in there for some other culture to find.
STU: It’s just a collection of Giraldo Rivera selfies with his shirt off at 70. What if we find out he’s not 70, and he’s like 5700?
GLENN: And he escaped from a little drill hole in the other pyramid.
There’s also this: The shield that protects the earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we should prepare. This is the subheadline that is coming from scientists all around the world. They are saying that, you know, every — what is it? Every 200,000 or 300,000 years, the poles shift, a polar shift.
And north becomes south, south becomes north. And it flips. When that happens, some people say, that’s where the continents all broke apart at one point.
But it happens about every 300,000 years. Well, it’s been 780,000 years since that’s happened. So we’re well overdue. Scientists are now saying, that polar shift is beginning to happen. And if it does, with the solar winds and everything else, we could be out of power worldwide for several months.
Panic, everybody! No. Don’t. Just recycle. Just recycle.