According tomedia reports, there are some scientific disciplines that look at every aspect of nature that we can think of, from the deepest part of space to the deepest part of the ocean. Yet there is one area of science that doesn’t usually make the headlines, it’s the study of the Earth’s internal organs, but that’s about to change. A new paper published by geophysicists at the University of Maryland describes the discovery of previously unknown structures around the earth’s core.
As with any rocky planet, the deeper the temperature, the higher it is. This is the product of the enormous pressure that gravity exerts on what we call the Earth’ material. If you go deep enough, you’ll hit rocks that are hot enough to turn into liquid, but not all rocks are the same.
As the researchers explained, they were able to use seismic wave records to produce three-dimensional maps of areas near the earth’s core, revealing a surprising discovery. The team thought they could find a uniform transition between the mantle and the core, but they found large rock structures that were much denser than people thought.
With the help of an artificial intelligence algorithm called Sequencer, they analyzed thousands of seismic records collected from hundreds of major earthquakes between 1990 and 2018. When the data was processed, the researchers could see the strange structure hidden beneath people’s feet.
“By looking at the echoes of thousands of geonuclear-mantboundary boundaries at the same time, rather than focusing on just a few at a time, as is usually the case, we have a whole new perspective,” said study lead author Doyeon Kim in a statement. “
While the scientists’ understanding of how the core and mantle “work” is still well-grounded, research like this is a step forward.