Scientists at the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the center of Earth spins.

yo 720x340 - Scientists at the University of Leeds have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the center of Earth spins.
Scientists have solved a 300-year-old riddle about which direction the center of Earth spins. Earth's inner core, made up of solid iron, 'superrotates' in an eastward direction -- meaning it spins faster than the rest of the planet -- while the outer core, comprising mainly molten iron, spins westwards at a slower pace. Credit: © KristijanZontar / FotoliaClose

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