MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: How hot is it in the inner core of the earth

Date: Sun Feb 25 19:54:56 2001
Posted By: Alex Barron, Graduate Student, Ecology(Biogeochemistry)
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 982321582.Es

The short answer is that the core of the earth is about 4150 degrees Centigrade. It is still solid at these temperatures because of the immense pressure (14 Million times atmospheric pressure) which also exists at the center of the earth. For a much more detailed discussion please see this post:

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