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Unlocking the Mysteries of the Earth's Inner Core: Scientists Discover a Rotating Solid Ball of Iron and Nickel

  • Posted on February 28, 2023
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  • By Akta Yadav
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 Earth's Inner Core:-
Australian National University researchers have made a groundbreaking discovery, revealing the deepest region of the Earth's inner core. Using advanced computer simulations, they discovered that the inner core is a solid ball made of iron and nickel. The study, which was published in the journal Nature Geoscience, challenges the long-held belief that the inner core is a liquid outer core surrounded by a solid inner core. The researchers used powerful supercomputers to simulate the behavior of iron and nickel under the extreme conditions found in the Earth's inner core. Earth's Inner Core Earth's Inner Core Their simulations showed that the iron and nickel in the inner core are arranged in a crystalline structure, making it a solid ball rather than a liquid outer core surrounded by a solid inner core. The researchers believe that the inner core is growing at a rate of about one millimeter per year as the Earth cools. This discovery provides a new perspective on the Earth's internal structure and could help us better understand the planet's magnetic field. The magnetic field is generated by the motion of liquid iron in the outer core, and the solid inner core could play a role in stabilizing the magnetic field and preventing it from flipping. Lead author of the study, Associate Professor Hrvoje Tkalčić, said that this discovery was a significant step forward in our understanding of the Earth's inner core. "We've been able to reveal the deepest secrets of the Earth's inner core, which has been a longstanding mystery," he said. The researchers hope that their findings will lead to further studies of the Earth's internal structure and provide new insights into the planet's formation and evolution. They also believe that their research could have practical applications in the fields of geology and seismology. Earth's Inner Core Earth's Inner Core Overall, this discovery shows how advances in technology and computer simulations can help us to better understand the fundamental processes that shape our planet. It also demonstrates the importance of continued research in the field of Earth sciences, as we seek to unlock the secrets of our planet's past and present For more updates keep visiting our website www.topstoriesworld.com  where we provide unbiased, true and top stories of the world.
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