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Is there possible heating of the Earth's core from induced current created by passage of the Earth through the Solar Wind,Magnetic field, or impacts with CMEs? Question 1: While I realize most heating within the core is believed to come from radioactive decay of Uranium and Thorium, even a tiny amount of heat generated by these induced currents would amount to a measurable amount over 4.5 billion years. How do I calculate this? Question 2: How long does it take for any heat from the Earth's core to affect/reach the Mantle/surface? It seems to me that small induced current from Solar activity (Magnetic fields, solar wind, Plasma Fields, Coronal Mass Ejections, etc) over billions of years must add up to a significant and measurable sum. Calculating the effect on Earth's Core temperature is confusing and difficult.
Re: Can I measure heating of earth's core due to solar wind/magnetic field/CME?
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