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What elements is the earth's core made up of?

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October 06, 2016 9:51PM

Existing theory states "The field exists because Earth has a giant ball of iron at its core surrounded by an outer layer of molten metal."

EVERYTHING heavier than, and including iron is at the core!

Iron 7.874

Gadolinium 7.895

Terbium 8.229

Dysprosium 8.55

Niobium 8.570

Cadmium 8.69

Holmium 8.795

Cobalt 8.86

Nickel 8.912

Copper 8.933

Erbium 9.066

Polonium 9.32

Ununhexium >9.32

Thulium 9.321

Bismuth 9.807

Ununpentium >9.807

Lutetium 9.84

Lawrencium >9.84

Actinium 10.07

Molybdenum 10.22

Silver 10.501

Lead 11.342

Technetium 11.50

Thorium 11.72

Thallium 11.85

Ununtrium >11.85

Palladium 12.020

Ruthenium 12.37

Rhodium 12.41

Livermorium 12.9 (predicted)

Hafnium 13.31

Einsteinium 13.5 (Estimate)

Curium 13.51

Mercury 13.5336

Ununbium >13.5336

Americium 13.69

Flerovium 14 (predicted)

Berkelium 14.79

Californium 15.10

Protactinium 15.37

Tantalum 16.654

Rutherfordium 18.1

Uranium 18.95

Tungsten 19.25

Gold 19.282

Roentgenium >19.282

Plutonium 19.84

Neptunium 20.25

Rhenium 21.02

Platinum 21.46

Darmstadtium >21.46

Osmium 22.610

Iridium 22.650

Seaborgium 35 (Estimate)

Meitnerium 35 (Estimate)

Bohrium 37 (Estimate)

Dubnium 39 (Estimate)

Hassium 41 (Estimate)

Fermium Unknown

Mendelevium Unknown

Nobelium Unknown

Copernicium (Element 112) unknown

Ununtrium (Element 113) unknown

Ununpentium (Element 115) unknown

Ununoctium (Element 118) Unknown

We don't know anything about how they interact! Are they in layers or lumps?

The radioactive elements in the CORE are what has kept this planet hot for the past 4.5 Billion years!

Moving continents are much of the "flips."