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How do continents break up?

When the western part of the super-continent Gondwana broke up around 130 Million years ago, today's Africa and South-America started to separate and the...

Fragment of continental crust found under south east Iceland

An international team, including researchers at the University of Liverpool, have shown that south east Iceland is underlain by continental crust. The team found that...

Scientists discover elusive secret of how continents formed

An international research team, led by a Virginia Tech geoscientist, has revealed information about how continents were generated on Earth more than 2.5 billion...

Questions of continental crust

Geological processes shape the planet Earth and are in many ways essential to our planet's habitability for life. One important geological process is plate...

Mysterious Midcontinent Rift is a geological hybrid

An international team of geologists has a new explanation for how the Midwest's biggest geological feature -- an ancient and giant 2,000-mile-long underground crack...

Hottest lava eruption linked to growth of first continents

A collaborative research team has discovered an important link between the eruption of Earth's hottest lavas, the location of some of the largest ore...

Earth’s breathable atmosphere a result of continents taking control of the...

Scientists investigating one of the greatest riddles of Earth's past may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere...

Asymmetric continental margins and the slow birth of an ocean

When South America split from Africa 150 to 120 million years ago, the South Atlantic formed and separated Brazil from Angola. The continental margins...

Computer simulation sheds light on how Earth’s continents were born

New research led by a University of Calgary geophysicist provides strong evidence against continent formation above a hot mantle plume, similar to an environment...

Expedition to Study Ancient Continental Breakup West of Spain

An international team of scientists has embarked on a shipboard expedition to study how Earth's crust was pulled apart in an area beneath the...

New Theory On Formation of Oldest Continents

Geologists from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne have demonstrated new scientific results in the April issue of the journal Geology, which provide a...

When Continents Collide: New Twist to 50-Million-Year-Old Tale

Fifty million years ago, India slammed into Eurasia, a collision that gave rise to the tallest landforms on the planet, the Himalaya Mountains and...

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