Experiments cast doubt on how the Earth was formed

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 06:22 in Earth & Climate

New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. Previously, researchers believed there was a lack of zinc in the Earth's core. However, researchers exploring how zinc (Zn) relates to sulphur (S) under the conditions present at the time of the formation of the Earth more than 4 billion years ago have found that there is a substantial quantity of Zn in the Earth's core. This implies that the building blocks of the Earth must be different from what has been supposed. The work is presented at the Goldschmidt geochemistry conference in Paris.

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