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Earth's inner core may have stopped spinning – but what does that mean?

New Atlas - Tue 24 Jan 23

The inner Earth is a mysterious place, and now scientists may have uncovered a strange new secret. According to a new study, the Earth’s inner core may have recently stopped rotating, relative ...

Earth's inner core may have started spinning other way: Study

Phys.org - Tue 24 Jan 23

Far below our feet, a giant may have started moving against us.

Earth's inner core rotation may have paused and possibly reversed

Interesting Engineering - Tue 24 Jan 23

The ...

Earth’s inner core may have started to spin in opposite direction, puzzling new discovery suggests

The Independent - Tue 24 Jan 23

This isn’t the first time it has happened, scientists say

Earth’s Core Has Stopped and May Be Reversing Direction, Study Says

Vice - Mon 23 Jan 23

Earth’s inner core has recently stopped spinning, and may now be reversing the direction of its rotation, according to a surprising new study that probed the deepest reaches of our planet ...

Earth's inner core may have stopped spinning — study

Inverse - Mon 23 Jan 23

Mysteries still abound for scientists studying the Earth’s climate, biosphere, surface topography, and even the oceans, but they all have a distinct advantage: the subjects of their inquiries ...

Earth’s Inner Core Paused, Then Reversed Its Spin. This Is Fine.

New York Times - Mon 23 Jan 23

Researchers proposed a model with a 70-year rotation cycle of our planet’s iron heart, and report that we’re in the middle of one of its big shifts.

Earth’s core may have paused and might even be reversing, says new study

Cosmos Magazine - Mon 23 Jan 23

New research from a team in Beijing has suggested that Earth’s inner core might be doing the planet equivalent of ‘a 180’. According to decades worth of seismic activity, the inner core ...

Earthquakes suggest Earth's core has started spinning more slowly

Newscientist - Mon 23 Jan 23

Measurements of seismic waves travelling through Earth’s inner core indicate that its rotation may be slowing, switching its direction relative to the rest of the planet’s spin

Has Earth’s inner core stopped its strange spin?

Nature News - Mon 23 Jan 23

Nature, Published online: 23 January 2023; doi:10.1038/d41586-023-00167-1Earthquake data hint that the inner core stopped rotating faster than the rest of the planet in 2009, ...

Earth’s inner core may be reversing its rotation

ScienceNews - Mon 23 Jan 23

Our planet may have had a recent change of heart. Earth’s inner core may have temporarily stopped rotating relative to the mantle and surface, researchers report in the January 23 ...

What Would Happen if the Earth Stopped Spinning?

Interesting Engineering - Fri 20 Jan 23

We might not feel it, but our humble pale blue home in the solar system has been rotating ...

Earth's inner core may be slowing down compared to the rest of the planet

SPACE.com - Wed 25 Jan 23

The spinning, solid inner core of the Earth may be slowing down by a minuscule amount, according to evidence from earthquakes. ...

The Spin of Earth's Inner Core May Be Changing, Scientists Say

Smithsonian Magazine - Wed 25 Jan 23

A new study finds our planet's iron center shifts between spinning slightly faster and slightly slower than the surface—but not all experts agree

No, Earth’s Inner Core Is Not Reversing The Direction Of Its Spin

Forbes - Wed 25 Jan 23

Science is hard. Writing about science can be hard too, although it’s almost never as hard as doing actual science. And yet we science writers tend to get the science wrong a lot.

Earth's inner core is slowing down — and the length of a day may change as a result

Salon - Wed 25 Jan 23

Earth's inner core has slowed down — or perhaps even stopped. Here's what this means for life on the surface

The Earth’s inner core could be slowing its spin—but don’t panic

Popular Science - Tue 24 Jan 23

The planet's innermost core has a rhythm of its own. NASA In elementary school science class, we learned that the Earth has three main layers: the crust, mantle, and the ...

Earth's inner core might be reversing its spin

Techspot - Mon 23 Jan 23

A new study suggests that the Earth's inner core recently stopped spinning and is changing its direction. The changing spin may be behind slight fluctuations in the length of a day from year ...

The Earth’s inner core may be reversing its rotation

ZME Science - Mon 23 Jan 23

A change in the bowels of the Earth.

NASA Says Earth Has An Evil Cosmic Twin And Her Name Is Venus

HotHardware - Mon 23 Jan 23

Venus is often referred to as Earth's evil twin and NASA asked one of its scientists why that is. While the answer as to why Venus is thought of as Earth's twin may be better known, what makes ...

Rotation of Earth's inner core could be reversing and lengthening days, study reveals

Daily Mail - Mon 23 Jan 23

Calculations made by a team from Peking University in China reveal that the Earth's inner core may have slowed down, or even reversed, in the last 14 years, altering the length of a day.

The Rotation of Earth’s Inner Core Might Be Reversing

The Daily Beast - Mon 23 Jan 23

GettyIn 2003, Hollywood released a disaster movie dubbed The Core in which the Earth’s core inexplicably stops rotating—threatening to destroy all life as we know it due to the collapsing ...

Earth's Inner Core May Right Now Be in The Process of Changing Direction

ScienceAlert - Mon 23 Jan 23

And you didn't even notice.

Sun Will Eventually Expand To Some 300 Times Its Current Size, Says Study

Forbes - Mon 23 Jan 23

New survey of giant stars reveals details about the Sun’s own likely endgame as an expanding red giant.

Drilling to the Mantle: 6 unexpected discoveries from the world’s deepest well

ZME Science - Fri 20 Jan 23

In 2015, on the frigid day of December 16, a drilling rig on a ship parked above a seemingly random spot in the Indian Ocean. But the spot wasn’t random, and the mission wasn’t a ...

Is Earth’s core spinning backward?

Fastcompany Tech - Thu 26 Jan 23

A new study out of Peking University asks whether the ground beneath our feet has shifted. Three thousand, one hundred miles below the soil of the Earth, through thick layers of solid granite ...

Strange twist: Earth's inner core may be changing its spin direction

Astronomy.com - Thu 26 Jan 23

A new study says Earth’s inner core is spinning at a slower rate, but what does this actually mean?

Earth’s inner core may have started to spin in the opposite

Newslanes - Wed 25 Jan 23

The Earth’s inner core — the solid ball of iron some 3,100 miles below our feet — has stopped turning with the rest of the planet and may have even started to spin in the opposite direction, ...

Earth's inner core may have started spinning the other way, study says

CBSNews - Tue 24 Jan 23

Exactly how the inner core rotates has been a matter of debate between scientists — and the latest research is expected to prove controversial.

How has Earth's core stayed as hot as the Sun's surface for billions of years?

Astronomy.com - Mon 23 Jan 23

You would have to dig nearly 2,000 miles before reaching Earth’s core — and the 10,000-degree Fahrenheit temperature there would vaporize you anyway.

Earth’s Inner Core May Right Now Be in The Process of Changing

Newslanes - Mon 23 Jan 23

Few of us give much thought to Earth’s swirling, spinning contents until some sudden movement, an earthquake or a volcanic eruption, jolts us to our senses. Geoscientists, though, are ...

Earth's Inner Core May Have Started Spinning Other Way, Study Says

Voice of America - Mon 23 Jan 23

Far below our feet, a giant may have started moving against us.  Earth's inner core, a hot iron ball the size of Pluto, has stopped spinning in the same direction as the rest of the planet ...

Earth's inner core rotating slower than surface, study suggests

The Hindu - Wed 25 Jan 23

Exactly how the inner core rotates has been a matter of debate between scientists— and the latest research is expected to prove controversial.

Study: Changes in Rotation of Earth’s Inner Core Occur on Decadal Scale

Sci.News - Tue 24 Jan 23

The rotation of the Earth’s inner core may have recently paused and could be reversing, according to new research by geoscientists from Peking University. The post Study: Changes in Rotation ...

Explorer of deep Earth wins Vetlesen Prize

Scienmag - Tue 24 Jan 23

Most geologic processes on the Earth’s surface—the rise of mountain ranges, opening of ocean basins, eruption of volcanoes, shaking of earthquakes—have their origins far below, in the ...

Explorer of deep Earth wins Vetlesen Prize, Eurekalert - Tue 24 Jan 23