Earth's inner core iron melt network

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The inner core of the Earth, its innermost part, is a primarily solid ball with a radius of about 1,220 km (760 mi), according to seismological studies.[1][2] (This is about 70% of the length of the Moon's radius.) It is believed to consist primarily of an ironnickel alloy, and to be about the same temperature as the surface of the Sun: approximately 5700 K (5430 °C).[3]