Scientists Discover Jet Stream In Earth’s Molten Iron Core Using Satellite Data

Advertisement A jet stream is running within the Earth’s core whereby molten iron is flowing westwards in a 420 km wide river at an average speed of 40 km per year. This was confirmed by latest satellite data by the Swarm satellites deployed by European Space Agency. Three swarm satellites launched in 2013 are analyzing the magnetic signals from Earth’s crust, core, mantle, ionosphere, oceans, and magnetosphere. The details are published in a research paper, “An accelerating high-latitude jet in Earth’s core,” published in Nature Geoscience. “They are providing our sharpest x-ray image yet of the core. We’ve not only seen this jet stream clearly for the first time, but we understand why it’s there,” said lead researcher Phil Livermore of the University of Leeds. Livermore likened the accelerating molten iron circling the…


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