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2012-07-02 10:22:42

Mountain belts on Earth are most commonly formed by collision of one or more tectonic plates.

Melting Mantle Linked To Great Oxygenation Event 2.5 Billion Years Ago
2012-05-25 04:38:16

Oxygen-based life evolved on Earth because of geological events that occurred over 2.5 million years ago, according to Princeton University researchers who published a report this week in the online journal Nature.

Image 1 - Scientists Examine Peculiar Underwater Mountain
2012-03-27 10:53:47

Scientists have recently finalized an expedition in an effort to learn more about an undersea mountain they say may have formed in a very different way than the rest of the seafloor.

2012-03-26 09:21:40

A layer of partially molten rock about 22 to 75 miles underground can't be the only mechanism that allows continents to gradually shift their position over millions of years.

Scientists Study Deep Rocks Under Pacific Ocean
2012-03-23 07:12:56

Scientists interested in the construction of the rock layers immediately under the Earth’s crust, the lithosphere and asthenosphere, have new tools to help analyze these layers and further understand plate tectonics.

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2012-03-13 16:17:36

The ESA’s GOCE satellite has produced the first global high-resolution map of the boundary between the Earth’s mantle and its crust/

2012-03-12 21:04:59

The earth's structure can be compared to an orange: its crust is the peel supported by the earth's heavy mantle.

Mapping The Moho With GOCE
2012-03-11 06:35:30

The first global high-resolution map of the boundary between Earth’s crust and mantle – the Moho – has been produced based on data from ESA’s GOCE gravity satellite. Understanding the Moho will offer new clues into the dynamics of Earth’s interior.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

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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Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.