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(Gizmodo UK)   That 'mystery element' at the center of the Earth is probably just silicon   (gizmodo.co.uk ) divider line
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2017-01-10 01:38:29 PM  
www.meatfighter.com
 
2017-01-10 03:08:57 PM  
It's a large turtle.
 
2017-01-10 04:55:55 PM  
arnesaknussemmum
 
2017-01-10 05:57:35 PM  
Ummmm, isn't it a big ball of iron?
 
2017-01-10 06:01:11 PM  
Unobtanium.
 
2017-01-10 06:05:45 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2017-01-10 06:07:00 PM  
Bull. It's the same thing that's at the center of a tootsie pop.

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2017-01-10 06:30:52 PM  
It totally makes sense that the month Trump is inaugurated we find out the Earth has a silicone implant

yes I know silicone =/= Si
now leave me alone
 
2017-01-10 06:44:52 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
This really should come as no surprise given earth's abundance of silicon.  What makes it interesting though is that it is in the form of negatively charged silicide Si4- to conjugate the metals which is otherwise esoteric on the surface world.
 
2017-01-10 07:09:22 PM  
oh god, no one tell the flat earth truthers/giant silicon tree believers

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2017-01-10 07:29:08 PM  

Raoul Eaton: It totally makes sense that the month Trump is inaugurated we find out the Earth has a silicone implant

yes I know silicone =/= Si
now leave me alone


So much for my "That explains the Himalayas" joke.

:^P
 
2017-01-10 07:53:15 PM  
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2017-01-10 09:10:58 PM  

schoolbread: oh god, no one tell the flat earth truthers/giant silicon tree believers

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wat

dickrickulous: [img.fark.net image 200x325]


...wat
 
2017-01-10 09:22:11 PM  

schoolbread: oh god, no one tell the flat earth truthers/giant silicon tree believers

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I know. Those guys are crazy. Everyone knows the truth is the Earth is hollow

i.imgur.com
 
2017-01-10 10:15:42 PM  
data.whicdn.com
 
2017-01-10 11:25:25 PM  
it's a large cpu
 
2017-01-11 11:57:30 AM  

berylman: [upload.wikimedia.org image 400x310]
This really should come as no surprise given earth's abundance of silicon.  What makes it interesting though is that it is in the form of negatively charged silicide Si4- to conjugate the metals which is otherwise esoteric on the surface world.


Not enough people know this graph exists. It's so good.
/Yes, Si4- is not thermodynamically favoured at earth surface temperature and pressure
//but the core has very high T and P so it all makes sense
///calculate the change in free energy for Si(0) + 4e- --> Si(4-) at STP and at the core for bonus marks
//// :)
 
2017-01-11 01:56:23 PM  
"If silicon had been a gas, I should have been a Major-General" - Artist James Whistler, on his flunking out of West Point.
 
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