This Diagram of Earth Is a Lie

This Diagram of Earth Is a Lie

When you learned about the Earth’s interior in school, you were probably shown a diagram that looked like a perfect layer cake. But we’ve known for a long time that that diagram is… inaccurate at best, and leaves out information that can help us understand what’s happening here on the surface!

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