Mysteries of the Earths Core

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/science/earths-core-the-enigma-1800-miles-below-us.html?_r=4

    Cool stuff.

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    so, in another billion years this will be a cold dead planet?
     
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    Possibly, and in a few years we might have our magnetic field disappear as it switches polarity.
     
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    This makes me want to enter the geology field more and more.

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    Your welcome.

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    Granny says mebbe dat's what's causin' alla global warmin'?...
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    Earth's core far hotter than thought
    26 April 2013 - New measurements suggest the Earth's inner core is far hotter than prior experiments suggested, putting it at 6,000C - as hot as the Sun's surface.
     
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