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Scientists Discover Something Massive Moving Inside The Earth's Core

Written by Natalie Bogdanski
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A stunning discovery regarding liquid travelling inside the earth’s outer core was revealed at the annual American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco, and people all over the world are shocked.

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Located in the Northern Hemisphere, this liquid is travelling at approximately 50 km each year, and will soon move under Alaska and Siberia, though scientists are not sure when yet. The liquid, which is driven by the earth’s magnetic field, is ‘a very dense liquid metal, and takes a huge amount of energy to move this thing around,’ states Dr. Chris Finlay, a senior scientist at the Technical University of Denmark.

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Dr. Finlay also states that the metal may be ‘the fastest motion we have anywhere within the solid earth’. The liquid stream is about 420 kilometers wide and expands by roughly 50 km each year.

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The stream is a molten iron and may have been created due to its immediate closeness to two distinct boundary regions in the core of the earth. The movement of this liquid stream is becoming more and more powerful every year, affecting the rotation of the earth’s inner core. Scientists can’t say much else about this liquid stream, but are trying to determine the cause.

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Dr. Finlay also states that the metal may be ‘the fastest motion we have anywhere within the solid earth’. The liquid stream is about 420 kilometers wide and expands by roughly 50 km each year.

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The stream is a molten iron and may have been created due to its immediate closeness to two distinct boundary regions in the core of the earth. The movement of this liquid stream is becoming more and more powerful every year, affecting the rotation of the earth’s inner core. Scientists can’t say much else about this liquid stream, but are trying to determine the cause.

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