Category Archives: interior of the Earth

Hotspot Volcanoes

While most volcanoes / earthquakes occur along plate boundaries, there are exceptions. For example the volcanic Hawaiian islands which can be found in the middle of the Pacific Plate are formed due to a Hotspot. Hotspots are plumes of molten … Continue reading

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Earth’s Center Is 1,000 Degrees Hotter Than Previously Thought:Cause of Earth’s Magnetic Field

Sciencedaily reports that Scientists have determined the temperature near the Earth’s centre to be 6000 degrees Celsius, 1000 degrees hotter than in a previous experiment run 20 years ago. It confirms a geophysical models that the temperature difference between the … Continue reading

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Heat Energy for Deep Ocean Ecosystem Comes From Interior of Earth : Study

We have learned that sunlight is a prerequisite for life on Earth. Photosynthetic organisms use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into organic material that makes up the foundation of Earth’s food chains. Life in the porous rock material in the … Continue reading

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Magma is molten, liquid rock found under the surface of the Earth. Magma can also contain crystals, rock fragments and dissolved gases. The liquid part of magma is called the melt. Earth is divided into three areas. The core is … Continue reading

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