Latest Crust Stories
The first 500 million years after the Earth formed is a period known as the Hadean. Until recently, it was believed that this time in Earth's history was hellacious. A new study reveals that this assumption may be false and that the early Earth may have been surprisingly similar to present day.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa.
An investigation of Vesta, a massive asteroid that orbits the Sun between Mars and Jupiter, has revealed that the planet-like body has a thicker crust than previously thought, which calls into question the internal structures of other planets in the Solar System.
Two studies show that the movement rate of plates carrying the Earth's crust may not be constant over time.
PhD student's studies of four-billion-year-old rocks show ancient crust generated in an Iceland-like setting.
The contours of the Earth's crust are influenced by the high temperatures deep within the Earth's mantle, according to a new study published in Science.
Using a new method for estimating the moon’s age, an international team of planetary scientists has determined that the satellite formed nearly 100 million years after the formation of the solar system, according to research published Thursday in the journal Nature.
Seeking to better understand the composition of the lowermost part of Earth’s mantle, located nearly 2,900 kilometers (1,800 miles) below the surface, a team of Arizona State University researchers has developed new simulations that depict the dynamics of deep Earth.
Angelic Bakehouse, a leading producer of fresh sprouted whole grain products, has launched its newest product, Flatzza™ crust, with hopes to catch consumers who are focused on convenience.
Researchers, publishing a paper in the journal Nature Geoscience, say a rock in Australia is helping to paint a picture of how our planet became habitable 4.4 billion years ago.
Earth -- in geology and astronomy, fifth largest planet of the solar system and the only planet definitely known to support life. Gravitational forces have molded the earth, like all celestial bodies, into a spherical shape. However, the earth is not an exact sphere, being slightly flattened at the poles and bulging at the equator. The equatorial diameter is c.7,926 mi (12,760 km) and the polar diameter 7,900 mi (12,720 km); the circumference at the equator is c.24,830 mi (40,000 km)....
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