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Ironing out Details of Earth’s Core

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

New Kind of Metal in the Deep Earth

The crushing pressures and intense temperatures in Earth's deep interior squeeze atoms and electrons so closely together that they interact very differently. With depth...

Earth’s Core Deprived of Oxygen

The composition of Earth's core remains a mystery. Scientists know that the liquid outer core consists mainly of iron, but it is believed that...

First measurement of magnetic field in Earth’s core

A University of California, Berkeley, geophysicist has made the first-ever measurement of the strength of the magnetic field inside Earth's core, 1,800 miles underground The...

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