The Earth’s core rotates in the opposite direction.
Deep below the surface of the earth, a giant has begun to rotate in the opposite direction to that of the Earth, according to research results cited by AFP.
Earth’s core, which is about the size of Pluto, stopped spinning and then probably started moving in the opposite direction, according to research published in the journal Nature Geoscience.
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The core – this “planet within a planet”, composed mainly of iron, is located about 5000 km below the Earth’s surface and moves freely in the liquid environment of its outer part.
The exact mechanism of this rotation is not known to science and is a controversial issue.
Knowledge on the subject is based on analysis of seismic waves from earthquakes as they pass through the center of the planet.
After analyzing seismic wave data for the past sixty years, researchers Xiaodong Song and Yi Yang of Peking University concluded that the rotation of the core “almost stopped in 2009 before starting to reverse again.” “We think the inner core moves in one direction relative to the Earth’s surface and then another,” they told AFP.
Foreign [Music] The Earth's core rotates in the opposite Direction deep below the surface of the Earth a giant has begun to rotate in the Opposite direction to that of the Earth According to research results cited by AFP Earth's core which is about the size Of Pluto stopped spinning and then Probably started moving in the opposite Direction according to research Published in the journal Nature Geoscience to stay up to date with Latest top stories make sure to Subscribe to this YouTube channel by Clicking the button above this video the Core of this planet within a planet Compassed mainly of iron is located About 5000 kilometers below the Earth's Surface and moves freely in the liquid Environment of its outer part the exact Mechanism of this rotation is not known To science and is a controversial issue Knowledge on the subject is based on Analysis of seismic waves from Earthquakes as they pass through the Center of the planet after analyzing Seismic wave data for the past 60 years Researchers xiaodong song and Yi Yang of Peking University concluded that the Rotation of the core almost stopped in 2009 before starting to reverse again we Think the inner core Moves In One Direction relative to the Earth's
Surface and then another they told AFP One complete cycle first in One Direction then in the other takes about 70 years they estimate the last spin Change before the 2009 one was probably In the 1970s according to Chinese Researchers the next cycle will occur in The mid-40s of this Century the results Of the study May shed light on the Mysteries of the Earth's depths Including the role of the inner core on The Earth's magnetic field and on the Speed of its rotation and accordingly on The length of the day States the Electronic publication nature according To the two Chinese authors there are Physical connections between all layers Of the earth we hope that our study will Motivate researchers to create and test Models in which the Earth is perceived And represented as an integrated Dynamical system they explained Independent experts welcome the Chinese Scientist research but have some Reservations this is a very careful Study by excellent science scientists Who used a large amount of data John Vidal a seismologist at the University Of Southern California told AFP however According to him none of the existing Models adequately explain all the Available data last year he published Research showing that the Earth's inner Core oscillates much more rapidly and
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