What are the two heavy metals that make up the core?
iron and molten rock.
The outer core is a layer of the Earth, the second to last layer. It creates the Earths Magnetic field by moving around the inner core. There are two metals that make up the outer core, these two metals are iron and nickel. The inner core is so hot that it melts the nickel and iron turning it into liquid magma.
The core of the earth contains many elements, not just two. However the two most abundant elements in the earth's core are nickle and iron (the final two elements that a star can make by fusion before it dies). But there are many other elements in the core, especially ones with atomic masses greater than that of nickel and iron. Many of these heavy elements are radioactive (e.g. radium, thorium, uranium) and it is the…
1.The Earth's core is composed of heavy elements, such as iron, nickel, and the other heavy elements. 2. Due to gravitational compression, and the presence of radioactivity, the core is very hot (perhaps 6 000oC) and very dense. The inner core is solid due to gravitational pressure. The outer core is liquid or at least plastic.