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Earth’s Iron Signature Discovered By Scientist Using Rock Samples

An infographic describing three theories on how the Earth got its iron signature.Designed by Laura Martin/The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences. Images 1 and 2 from NASA/JPL-Caltech, Image 3 from X-Science, Earth from NASA/JPL.
An infographic describing three theories on how the Earth got its iron signature.Designed by Laura Martin/The University of Texas at Austin Jackson School of Geosciences. Images 1 and 2 from NASA/JPL-Caltech, Image 3 from X-Science, Earth from NASA/JPL.

New research from The University of Texas at Austin reveals that the Earth’s unique iron composition isn’t linked to the formation of the planet’s core. The results call into a question a prevailing theory about the events that shaped our planet during its earliest years

The Science Times, Feb.22, 2017

Featuring: Jung-Fu “Afu” Lin, Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, Jackson School of Geosciences

Jin Liu, alumnus, Jackson School of Geosciences