In a groundbreaking study, scientists have unveiled the dynamic secrets hidden deep within Earth’s core. Researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and collaborators in China have revealed that iron atoms in the Earth’s inner core exhibit rapid “collective motion.”
This discovery challenges conventional wisdom, shedding light on the core’s softness, a perplexing seismic mystery. These findings may unlock the key to Earth’s magnetic field generation, providing fresh insights into our planet’s inner workings. The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, marks a remarkable leap in our understanding of Earth’s core.