Iron Heart

The earth's solid inner core is buried 5000 kilometers below our feet and has remained enigmatic since its discovery nearly 100 years ago. About the size of Pluto and growing several millimeters every year, it helps power Earth's magnetic field. It also possesses a strange interior structure that is only now coming into view with advances in seismology.

This was produced as a feature illustration designed for reader education of the inner workings of Earth, how earthquake waves travel through the planets and how the inner core drives Earth's magnetic field.

Cinema 4D, Adobe Illustrator