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Scientists produce best estimate of Earth’s composition

Scientists at ANU have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years...

Measuring the strength of olivine, the most abundant mineral in the...

University of Delaware professor Jessica Warren and colleagues from Stanford University, Oxford University and University of Pennsylvania, reported new data that material size-effects matter...

Geoscientists find explanation for puzzling pockets of rock deep in Earth’s...

A team led by geoscientists from Arizona State University and Michigan State University has used computer modeling to explain how pockets of mushy rock...

Conductivity key to mapping water inside Earth

Hydrogen at elevated temperature creates high electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle. New work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists shows the dispersal of...

Scientists shed light on carbon’s descent into the deep Earth

Examining conditions within the Earth's interior is crucial not only to give us a window back to Earth's history but also to understand the...

Scientists discover why rocks flow slowly in Earth’s middle mantle

For decades, researchers have studied the interior of the Earth using seismic waves from earthquakes. Now a recent study, led by Arizona State University's...

Stirring things up in the Earth’s mantle

New insights into the convection patterns of the Earth's mantle and its chemical makeup have been revealed by a researcher from the University of...

Changes in tectonic activity may have shaped composition of Panama Canal...

Changes in the composition of magma may have caused variations in the Panama Canal volcanic rock formations, according to a study published May 10,...

Early organic carbon got deep burial in mantle

Rice University petrologists who recreated hot, high-pressure conditions from 60 miles below Earth's surface have found a new clue about a crucial event in...

‘Nesting doll’ minerals offer clues to Earth’s mantle dynamics

Recovered minerals that originated in the deep mantle can give scientists a rare glimpse into the dynamic processes occurring deep inside of the Earth...

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