For centuries people have dreamt of reaching the centre of the Earth. Now scientists are uncovering a bizarre and alien world that lies 4,000 miles beneath our feet.
For centuries we have dreamt of reaching the centre of the Earth. Now scientists are uncovering a bizarre and alien world that lies 4,000 miles beneath our feet, unlike anything we know on the surface. It is a planet buried within the planet we know, where storms rage within a sea of white-hot metal and a giant forest of crystals make up a metal core the size of the moon.
Horizon follows scientists who are conducting experiments to recreate this core within their own laboratories, with surprising results.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes
Professor Kei Hirose
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Professor Dan Lathrop
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 Core
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- Wed 31 Aug 2011 21:00