How Does Earth's Interior Work?

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Science  01 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5731, pp. 87
DOI: 10.1126/science.309.5731.87

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Forty years of probing inner Earth with ever more sophisticated seismic imaging has boosted the view of the engine's complexity without much calming the debate about how it works. More of the same, plus a large dose of patience, should help us disassemble the increasingly complex planetary machine and find what makes it tick.