Making heads spin: Scientists say Earth’s inner core has changed its rotation

The Earth’s core lies thousands of miles under the surface   –  Copyright  Canva

The Earth’s core may have stopped spinning, or may even now be spinning backwards, according to a new study.

The core of our planet is made up of an outer layer of liquid metal, and an inner core of solid metal that is about 70 per cent the size of the Moon.

It is generally believed that the core rotates counter-clockwise when viewed from the North Pole, like the rest of planet Earth.

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