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(Gizmodo)   The Earth is indeed not flat; but it is a Milky Way bar   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Plate tectonics, Earth, Viscosity, Convection, Volcano, Asthenosphere, Earthquake, Theory  
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671 clicks; posted to STEM » on 08 Feb 2023 at 12:18 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2023-02-08 12:29:11 PM  
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2023-02-08 12:51:49 PM  
Mohorovicic Layer, or something different? Tfa doesn't say.
2023-02-08 1:01:02 PM  
The Earth is an Almond Joy, because it has nuts.
2023-02-08 1:08:00 PM  
I thought that was the mantle...
2023-02-08 1:10:32 PM  
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2023-02-08 2:19:20 PM  

LouisZepher: Mohorovicic Layer, or something different? Tfa doesn't say.

From what I gathered, the standard model is that the crust sits directly upon a not quite molten mantle which, while not liquid, is hot and soft enough to plasticly deform over reasonably long periods of time, thus allowing things like plate tectonics to happen.

However, they've discovered that something like half the Earth's crust sits on a thin layer of more molten rock floating on top of the mantle, which they originally thought only occurred in small areas.  Still not exactly liquid like magma, but more so than the mantle usually is.

Or something like that.
2023-02-08 2:40:29 PM  
Me: Wait, isn't that just the asthenosph-
Article: Yup, covered.
Article: Actually, the news isn't discovering a new rock blob, but that the asthenosphere has like, no effect on earthquakes.
Me: Oh that is cool. But then why-
Article: We like clickbait.
2023-02-08 7:57:53 PM  
O, oblate spheroid
A good look for a planet
But not a Farker
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