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January 17, 2017

First Line News Articles for Tuesday, January 17 2017


Scientists identify missing mass in Earth’s core

Scientists have a good handle on what makes up the Earth’s crust, but we have direct access to the crust. It only makes sense we can characterize it. The core is a different story. Contrary to what the money-losing 2003 film “The Core” would have you believe, we have no way to access the Earth’s core directly. Thus, it’s been hard to characterize, and we haven’t been able to account for all its mass. Now, a new study from researchers at Tohoku University in Japan may have identified the core’s missing mass as silicon.