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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...

Earth’s first example of recycling – its own crust!

Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ago, reveals new...

20 Things You Didn’t Know About “Inner Earth”

1. In 1692 Edmond Halley (of comet fame) proposed that the Earth is hollow. Below the outer crust where we live, he pictured two...

Melting temperature of Earth’s mantle depends on water

A joint study between Carnegie and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has determined that the average temperature of Earth's mantle beneath ocean basins is...

Taking Earth’s inner temperature

The temperature of Earth's interior affects everything from the movement of tectonic plates to the formation of the planet. A new study led by Woods...

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