Core temp. : LUSENET : Introductory Geology, Oswego State : One Thread

Since it is to my understanding that the earth's core has never been visited in person, how is it that geologists know or measure what the exact temperature of it is?

-- Joel Bouchard (, April 27, 2001


They measure the tempurature by using the properties of the earth magnetic fields in the earth.

-- greg lattimore (, May 01, 2001.

The earth's core is predicted to be between 4,000 kalvins up to and over 7,000 kelvins. Scientists do not really excactly know, but these are just estimates. If we knew the melting temperature of iron at high temperatures, we would be able to predict this more acurately, because that is what it is mostly made of. The website will explain this, and give a little more information.

-- Lauren Gallinger (, May 02, 2001.

What is Every planet in the solar systems core temperature?

-- Marie Attfield (, May 10, 2004.

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