What Is the Temperature in the Center of the Earth?

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As of April 2013, scientists have recorded the temperature in the center of the Earth to be 6,000 degrees Celsius. This is 1,000 degrees hotter than the measurement previously recorded from an experiment run 20 years prior.

The new figure confirms current geophysical models that indicate the need for a difference in temperature of 1,500 degrees Celcius or greater between the Earth’s solid core and the mantle above it in order to account for the Earth’s magnetic field. Dr. Agnès Dewaele of the Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission and members of both the French National Centre for Scientific Research and the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility are responsible for the research that resulted in this discovery.