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Contact: Claus Habfast
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European Synchrotron Radiation Facility

Temperature Profile of the Earth's Interior

Caption: This artist's view depicts the different layers of the Earth and their representative temperatures: crust, upper and lower mantle (brown to red), liquid outer core (orange) and solid inner core (yellow). The pressure at the border between the liquid and the solid core (highlighted) is 3.3 million atmospheres, with a temperature now confirmed as 6000 degrees Celsius.

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