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Is the inner core of earth affected by the moon?

  1. Sep 25, 2013 #1
    If so, how??
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  3. Sep 25, 2013 #2
    Also, would an Iron-nickel alloy stay hot longer than a iron-sulfer combo?
  4. Sep 25, 2013 #3


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    Only by the gravitational pull, like the rest of the Earth is. This distorts it very slightly, just like the rest of the Earth is distorted very slightly by its pull.

    Not sure about the 2nd question.
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