June 13, 2020

Previously unknown structures discovered near the Earth's core

Credit: Mats Halldin/Chabacano

The Gist

Scientists have discovered unexpected structures near the core of the Earth.

The List

  • An unusually dense and extremely hot rock structure has been detected by researchers in University of Maryland.
  • The structure is around 3,000 kilometers below the Pacific Ocean, near the core-mantle boundary.
  • Structures have been discovered by using a machine learning algorithm "Sequencer" to analyze the recordings of seismic waves of the past 30 years.  

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