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2014-12-02 04:00:24

As much as two-thirds of Earth's carbon may be hidden in the inner core, making it the planet's largest carbon reservoir, according to a new model that even its backers acknowledge is "provocative and speculative."

2013-10-11 11:45:29

The iron in the Earth's inner core weakens dramatically before it melts, explaining the unusual properties that exist in the moon-sized solid centre of our planet that have, up until now, been difficult to understand.

Researchers May Have Solved The Spin Mystery Of Earth's Core
2013-09-17 06:18:52

For the last 300 years at least, we have been questioning what direction the center of the earth spins. A group of scientists from the University of Leeds, UK, and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology may have found the answer.

Researchers Find Earth Center Is 1800 Degrees Hotter Than Thought
2013-04-26 09:04:03

The temperature near the Earth's core is approximately 10,800 degrees Fahrenheit a team of scientists has determined. This is 1,000 degrees hotter than in a previous experiment conducted 20 years prior.

Is Oxygen's Role In Core Formation Underestimated?
2013-01-11 09:37:25

The Earth’s core formed under more oxidizing conditions than previously believed, claims a new study published in Thursday’s edition of the journal Science Express.

2011-12-20 22:29:26

Identifying the composition of the earth's core is key to understanding how our planet formed and the current behavior of its interior.

Earth's Core Deprived Of Oxygen
2011-11-24 04:57:19

The composition of the Earth's core remains a mystery. Scientists know that the liquid outer core consists mainly of iron, but it is believed that small amounts of some other elements are present as well.

New Model May Explain Magnetized Moon Rocks
2011-11-10 06:06:46

A team of scientists has proposed a novel model for the generation of a global magnetic field in the ancient moon, which could help solve a decades-old mystery about the presence of magnetized rocks on the moon’s surface.

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2011-05-20 12:25:00

The inner core of the Earth is simultaneously melting and freezing due to circulation of heat in the overlying rocky mantle, according to new research from the University of Leeds, UC San Diego and the Indian Institute of Technology.

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2011-02-21 09:30:00

New research gives the first accurate estimate of how much faster the Earth's core is rotating compared to the rest of the planet.


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