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Probing the core's light elements

A fine marriage between seismic data and laboratory experiments carried out at the extreme conditions of Earth's deep interior indicates that the planet's liquid outer core is poor in oxygen. See Letter p.513

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Figure 1: Cross-section of Earth's interior.


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