View Full Version : Minerals Stop Transfering Heat at the Earth's Core

2006-May-30, 05:31 PM
SUMMARY: Researchers from the Carnegie Institution's Geophysical Laboratory have discovered that certain minerals stop conducting infrared light as they near the Earth's core. Even though they transmit infrared light perfectly well on the surface, they actually absorb it when crushed by the intense pressures near the Earth's core. This discovery will help scientists better understand the flow of heat in the Earth's interior, as well as helping to develop new models of planetary formation and evolution.

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