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Does the middle of the Earth spin faster than the outer part?

  1. Oct 22, 2004 #1
    Does the middle of the Earth spin faster than the outer part?

    I really need help on this. Its extra cretit for science and i need help. Please explane. :cry:
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 22, 2004 #2
    If you think about it from just a logical standpoint it seems that the outside would move faster than the inside of the earth because the futher out you go from something rotating it moves faster.... HOWEVER the inside of the earth does rotate faster than the outside of the earth

    look at this link
    http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1996/08.15/PuttingaNewSpin.html
     
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