Earth’s core 1,000 degrees hotter than expected

Earth’s core 1,000 degrees hotter than expected

Earth’s internal engine is running about 1,000 degrees Celsius (about 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than previously measured, providing a better explanation for how the planet generates a magnetic field, a new study has found.

A team of scientists has measured the melting point of iron at high precision in a laboratory, and then drew from that result to calculate the temperature at the boundary of Earth’s inner and outer core – now estimated at 6,000 C (about 10,800 F). That’s as hot as the surface of the sun.

Maybe it is just getting hotter internally?

One thought on “Earth’s core 1,000 degrees hotter than expected

  1. Slightly off-topic, but then there is nothing off-topic to anything else on this plane of existence:
    The Archons.
    (Note: some articles are in Spanish.)

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