Presence Of Mountain In Earth’s Mantle


Why is it in News?

Scientists have recently discovered that there exists a mountain inside the Earth’s mantle. This discovery has the potential to change our understanding of how the planets were formed.

Recent findings as per Journal ‘Science’:

Our understanding of the Earth’s structure is that, it is broadly divided into crust, mantle and core; but in recent study of the Earthquake in Bolivia, scientists have established that there exists a mountain and a mountain like topography on a layer located 660 km straight down which separates the upper and lower mantle. Lacking a formal name for this layer scientists simply call this as “660 Km Boundary”.