Scientists have discovered that the inside of the Earth includes mountains with three to four times higher heights than Mount Everest. Using seismology centers in Antarctica, a team of researchers from Arizona State University uncovered these vast mountains in the boundary between the core and the mantle, which is around 2,900 kilometers deep inside our globe.
“The mountainous structures they revealed are completely baffling,” said the researcher. Scientists have revealed that these subsurface mountain ranges, termed ultra-low velocity zones or ULVZs, could remain hidden from the experts’ view all of these years until earthquakes and nuclear explosions created sufficient seismic data for them to be discovered.
In comparison to the height of Mount Everest, which is around 5.5 miles (8.8 kilometers) above sea level, these enormous mountain ranges are estimated to be over 24 miles (38 kilometers) in height.
Edward Garnero, a geophysicist at Arizona State University, was quoted as saying in a release that “analyzing thousands of seismic recordings from Antarctica, our high-definition imaging method found thin anomalous zones of material at the CMB [core-mantle boundary] everywhere we probed.”