Our planet is constantly cooling down, despite numerous conversations about global warming. The reason for this is not the human influence on the environment, but natural processes that have been going on for millions of years.
This information has been known in the scientific community for a long time. It turns out that the Earth cools down 1.5 times faster than previously thought.
Our planet has been cooling down for more than 4.5 billion years, since it first formed. Initially, the Earth was mostly filled with incandescent magma, which later cooled down and became the basis for tectonic plates.
Scientists were aware that the planet Earth was gradually cooling down, but the question remained open: how fast is this happening?
It turns out that a mineral called bridgmanite has been studied. This mineral is part of the intermediate layer of the Earth. Scientists have learned that bridgmanite has a high thermal conductivity, which is evidence that the cooling of the Earth will occur one and a half times faster than scientists previously thought.