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Core composition revealed

The composition of Earth's core may be easier to resolve than previously thought. Laboratory experiments strengthen the hypothesis that oxygen and silicon are the prime candidates for the light elements present in the outer core.

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Vočadlo, L. Core composition revealed. Nature 495, 177–178 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/495177a

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