A molten layer about 100 miles deep beneath Earth's surface was recently discovered by scientists.
Scientists globally believe that the molten layer found 100 miles beneath Earth's surface is a new layer of its interior.
This discovery could aid in understanding tectonic plate movements and their impact on the planet's geology.
Researchers discover a layer of molten rock called "Hell in Earth" located 100 miles beneath the planet's surface with temperatures exceeding 2,600 degrees Fahrenheit.
The molten layer discovered beneath Earth's tectonic plates is part of the asthenosphere, a relatively soft boundary that enables plate movement, and its global extent sheds new light on plate tectonics.
The effect of high melt fraction on mantle flow is minor, according to a research lead from the University of Texas.
The molten layer beneath Earth's surface has little influence on tectonic plate movement, with heat and rock in the mantle having a greater impact over time. Instead, the layer is a byproduct of Earth's processes.