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What Direction Does Earth’s Center Spin? New Insights Solve 300-Year-Old Problem
Sep. 16, 2013 — Scientists at the University of Leeds 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.
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What Direction Does Earth’s Center Spin? New Insights Solve 300-Year-Old Problem

Sep. 16, 2013 — Scientists at the University of Leeds 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.

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