(ISRAEL365 NEWS) – A new algorithm has allowed scientists to declare that the earth beneath our feet has a fifth layer, coming closer to the order originally described in Jewish mysticism.
Scientists have described the earth as shaving four layers: the crust, the mantle, the outer core, and the inner core. A fifth layer has long been suspected but until now, there has been no empirical proof. Geologists from the Australian National University created new search algorithms to compare thousands of models of the inner core with travel time data for seismic waves, publishing their results in the Journal of Geophysical Research. They found changes in the structure of iron at about 400 miles depth indicating the presence of an extra layer.
“We found evidence that may indicate a change in the structure of iron, which suggests perhaps two separate cooling events in Earth’s history,” said study author Joanne Stephenson in a statement.
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