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New Research Suggest The Earth’s Core Is Cooling Much Faster Than Expected

They suggest that Earth, like the other rocky planets Mercury and Mars, is cooling and becoming inactive much faster than expected but can not say how long this will take.

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Researchers are warning that the Earth‘s core may be cooling “more rapidly than expected,” which could speed up the timeline for when the planet becomes uninhabitable for humans.

Researchers at ETH Zurich have demonstrated in the lab how well a mineral common at the boundary between the Earth’s core and mantle conducts heat. This leads them to suspect that the Earth’s heat may dissipate sooner than previously thought.

They suggest that Earth, like the other rocky planets Mercury and Mars, is cooling and becoming inactive much faster than expected but can not say how long this will take.

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