Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Come with me now as we Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Through the porthole on your right you can observe the Gutenberg Discontinuity, as we slowly pass through the Earth's Lower Mantle into the Outer Core.

The slight discomfort that you now feel is caused by the 1.35 million atmospheres at this depth, which is roughly equivalent to 17,800 elephants standing on your head.

This fascinating visualization from the BBC takes you on a journey to the center of the Earth. As you scroll through the visualization you travel deeper and deeper, until you reach the Earth's inner core. During the journey you are presented with a series of interesting facts about what you might find on your journey as you get closer to the center of the Earth.

One thing to keep in mind as you scroll down the page is the shifting scale used in the visualization. A display at the bottom of the screen updates with the current scale and a handy guide to the distance traveled.

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