An Interesting Bit on Earth’s Radioactivity

Amplify’d from www.newscientist.com

Best ever measurement of Earth’s radioactivity

Ghostly subatomic particles streaming from Earth’s interior have enabled the most precise measurement yet of our planet’s radioactivity.

These particles, called antineutrinos, suggest that about half of Earth’s heat comes from the radioactive decay of uranium and thorium – and give clues to the location of geological stashes of these elements.

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