EARTH'S INNER CORE MAY ROTATE FASTER THAN REST OF PLANET, SCIENTISTS SAY.(News)
Daily News (Los Angeles, CA) | July 18, 1996

Byline: William J. Broad The New York Times

Scientists Wednesday reported finding strong evidence that the Earth's inner core is spinning freely and slightly faster than the rest of Earth, making it virtually a planet within a planet.

The scientists, at Columbia University, said the inner core was moving fast enough to lap the surface once every 400 years or so.

Such inner freedom has never been reported before for any rocky body or planet in the cosmos.

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