[meteorite-list] Earth Scientists Iron Out Their Differences
From: Steven Singletary <jumper_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:41:53 2004
>The hot core, about 5,600
I thought the accepted value for core radius (liquid + solid) was 3480 km
giving 6960 km across the thing. Maybe I misinterpreted that....
>Surrounding this is the mantle, 8 to 50
>kilometres thick; and atop the mantle is the crust.
I hope I read that wrong. There's over 200 km of mantle just between the
~410 and ~670 km discontinuities.......
Dept. Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Cambridge, Ma., 02139
Received on Thu 04 Jan 2001 12:50:07 PM PST