New Earth Layer

New Earth Layer

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 53 , Segment 6

Episode: Nepal, Ghost Armies, Myths of Meritocracy, Opting Out of Tests

  • Apr 30, 2015 9:00 pm
  • 14:27 mins

Guest: Lowell Miyagi, assistant professor and geologist at the University of Utah, whose research about a new earth layer appears in the journal Nature Geoscience Remember learning about the layers of the earth in elementary school? There’s a thin crust on the surface, then the Earth’s mantle and at the very center is the molten core. Well, there are a lot more layers than that, really. Layers within layers, like the skin of an onion, says University of Utah geologist Lowell Miyagi. He’s just published a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience explaining one of those layers within the earth’s mantle that has been a particular mystery.

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