June 17, 2011
[[A cutaway diagram of the Earth, with colored layers including a labeled outer core and inner core.]]
[[A closeup of the stylized outer core, labeled “Turbulent molten metals at 30 million PSI” with turbulence lines, and of the inner core, labeled “moon-sized iron sphere.”]]
[[Person reading a book pulls legs up tight under office chair, peering downwards.]]
I freak out about fifteen minutes into reading anything about the Earth’s core when I suddenly realize it’s RIGHT UNDER ME.