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Saturday, October 20, 2018

For the first time, geologists have confirmed that our planet's inner core is indeed solid - although not quite as firm as previous models have suggested. Thanks to a new method for detecting soft whispers of seismic waves, analysis of an elusive type of earthquake ripple has revealed key properties of our planet's deepest layer.

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So that's where the alien base is....

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-10-19 10:09 PM | Reply

The Earth's Core Is Actually Solid

Just like Trump's moobs.

#2 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-10-20 10:59 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

I didn't realize this was even a question given the pressures at those depths.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-20 12:12 PM | Reply

Nice theory.

#4 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-10-20 12:28 PM | Reply

"Slight squishy"
Like Pinhcs skull.

#5 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2018-10-20 01:19 PM | Reply

I remember being taught this when I was 5 what is the point?

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2018-10-20 02:30 PM | Reply

NPR did a story a few years back on the sounds of earthquakes.
They slowed the recording way down and you could hear the grinding and poping of the crust.
The cool thing was the background hiss of waves hitting beaches around the world.

#7 | Posted by HanoverFist at 2018-10-20 02:44 PM | Reply

I thought it was liquid from the heat from the pressure.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-10-20 02:47 PM | Reply

I'll believe it when they drill to the core and bring back a sample.

Until then, it's anyones guess.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-20 05:29 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'll believe it when they drill to the core and bring back a sample.

They seem to lose interest in drilling once they hit the oil.

#10 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-10-21 12:03 AM | Reply

I'll believe it when they drill to the core and bring back a sample.
Until then, it's anyones guess.

POSTED BY SHEEPLESCHISM AT 2018-10-20 05:29 PM | REPLY | FLAGGED NEWSWORTHY BY SNIPER

Quite the intellectual heavy hitter class you've worked your way in to...

#11 | Posted by jpw at 2018-10-21 12:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 3

"I'll believe it when they drill to the core and bring back a sample."

It's a solid at those temperatures because of the pressure. Hypothetically pull up a sample and it will neither be that hot or under that kind of pressure. We have other ways of knowing.

Just because you can't see something with your own eyes or touch it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

You know AM/FM radios don't have gnomes inside the box singing to you right?

#12 | Posted by dibblda at 2018-10-21 12:51 AM | Reply

If you could drill that far (not even remotely possible, we haven't even made it to the earth's mantle yet) and if we could not control the tremendous pressures it would not be pretty. Well it might be pretty. Pretty deadly.

#13 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-21 11:59 AM | Reply

Just because you can't see something with your own eyes or touch it doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
#12 | POSTED BY DIBBLDA

You can see Pluto, but can't decide what it is.

You can't see the core, but have decided what it's made of.

I'll wait for the core sample.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-10-21 03:06 PM | Reply

I'll wait for the core sample.

#14 | Posted by SheepleSchism

Agnostic eh?

I thought Russians were fake Christians and mostly atheists.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-10-21 10:21 PM | Reply

So why, if true, are there isolated pockets of lava after 6 billion years of cooling?

#16 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-10-22 07:25 AM | Reply

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