Researchers: Standard explanation for how Earth’s core formed is not possible
|February 12, 2018||Posted by News under Geology|
From Brandon Spektor at LiveScience:
Earth’s Inner Core Shouldn’t Technically Exist
In the paper, the researchers argued that the standard model of how the Earth’s core formed is missing a crucial detail about how metals crystallize: a mandatory, massive drop in temperature that would be extremely difficult to achieve at core pressures.
Weirder still, the researchers said, once you account for this missing detail, the science seems to suggest that Earth’s inner core shouldn’t exist at all. More.
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