August 01, 2023
Scientists have discovered mountains close to the Earth’s core that have peaks three to four times higher than Mount Everest. These enormous mountains are located in the boundary between the core of the Earth and the rocky mantle at a depth of approximately 2,900kms in Antarctica. According to scientists, as the Earth’s core has temperatures that are close to those at the Sun’s surface, it could have superheated the Earth’s lower mantle, leading to the formation of these mountains. Alternatively, the mountains could be the remnants of ancient oceanic crust that sank deep into the Earth, settling on top of the Earth’s core.
Did You Know?
The Earth’s core is located approximately 2,900kms below the surface of the Earth.
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