Earth’s core: Unexpected flow behavior in liquid metals

Journal Reference: Felix Schindler, Sven Eckert, Till Zürner, Jörg Schumacher, Tobias Vogt. Collapse of Coherent Large Scale Flow in Strongly Turbulent Liquid Metal Convection. Physical Review Letters, 2022; 128 (16) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.128.164501 Temperatures deep inside the Earth are so high that part of its iron core is liquid. This liquid iron is in constant motion, … Read more

Ancient helium leaking from core offers clues to Earth’s formation

Journal Reference: Peter L. Olson, Zachary D. Sharp. Primordial Helium‐3 Exchange Between Earth’s Core and Mantle. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2022; 23 (3) DOI: 10.1029/2021GC009985 Helium-3 has been measured at Earth’s surface in relatively small quantities. But scientists did not know how much was leaking from the Earth’s core, as opposed to its middle layers, called … Read more

Earth’s ‘solid’ inner core may contain both mushy and hard iron

Journal Reference: Rhett Butler,Seiji Tsuboi. Antipodal seismic reflections upon shear wave velocity structures within Earth’s inner core. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, Volume 321, December 2021, 106802 DOI: 10.1016/j.pepi.2021.106802 New research led by Rhett Butler, a geophysicist at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), … Read more

Zoe Saldana, 43, Uses Her Epic Core Strength To Crush A Workout In A New IG Video

Zoe Saldana 43 Uses Her Epic Core Strength To Crush

Zoe Saldana just dropped a brand workout video on Instagram and her core is looking super toned! The 43-year-old actress is starting a new workout program and is taking her followers along for the journey. Zoe says that despite her busy schedule, she makes time for quick interval workouts to keep her heart rate up … Read more

Possible chemical leftovers from early Earth sit near the core

Journal Reference: Surya Pachhai, Mingming Li, Michael S. Thorne, Jan Dettmer, Hrvoje Tkalčić. Internal structure of ultralow-velocity zones consistent with origin from a basal magma ocean. Nature Geoscience, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41561-021-00871-5 Down near the core, there are zones where seismic waves slow to a crawl. New research from the University of Utah finds that these … Read more