Earth’s inner core ‘oscillates’ more than a mile every six years, study claims

USC researchers identified a six-year cycle of super- and sub-rotation in Earth's inner core, contradicting previously accepted models that suggested it consistently rotates faster than the planet's surface

When Jules Verne wrote “A Journey to the Center of the Earth” over 150 years ago, he envisioned a land of glowing crystals, turbulent seas, prehistoric animals and giant mushrooms. But what really lies beneath our feet remains a mystery – even today we know more about Saturn’s rings than we do about the interior … Read more

Earth’s inner core ‘oscillates’ more than a mile every six years, study claims

USC researchers identified a six-year cycle of super- and sub-rotation in Earth's inner core, contradicting previously accepted models that suggested it consistently rotates faster than the planet's surface

When Jules Verne wrote “A Journey to the Center of the Earth” over 150 years ago, he envisioned a land of glowing crystals, turbulent seas, prehistoric animals and giant mushrooms. But what really lies beneath our feet remains a mystery – even today we know more about Saturn’s rings than we do about the interior … Read more