21
Sep
What Direction Does the Center of the Earth Spin?
Scientists have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the centre of Earth spins. Earth’s inner core, made up of solid iron, ‘superrotates’ in an eastward direction — meaning it spins faster than the rest of the planet — while the outer core, comprising mainly molten iron, spins westwards at a slower pace. (Credit: © KristijanZontar / Fotolia)
From Science Daily.

What Direction Does the Center of the Earth Spin?

Scientists have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the centre of Earth spins. Earth’s inner core, made up of solid iron, ‘superrotates’ in an eastward direction — meaning it spins faster than the rest of the planet — while the outer core, comprising mainly molten iron, spins westwards at a slower pace. (Credit: © KristijanZontar / Fotolia)


From Science Daily.

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