Professor Kei HiroseProfessor Kei Hirose has managed to recreate the extreme temperatures and pressures found at the centre of the earth somewhere rather more convenient to study: his own laboratory.
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Professor Dan Lathrop has built a 3 metre model of the earth’s core which he plans to fill with twelve metric tons of liquid sodium, and then spin at up to eighty-five miles an hour.
Magnetic mysteries of Earth's CoreEarthquakes, explosions and observations of Earth's ever-changing magnetic field are helping scientists open up a new window on the heart of our planet.
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