Latest Crust Stories
On a time scale of tens to hundreds of millions of years, the geomagnetic field may be influenced by currents in the mantle.
New research from a group of scientists led by Denis Andrault from the Laboratoire Magmas et Volcans of University Blaise Pascal provides experimental evidence for the mantle plume hypothesis.
Mountain belts on Earth are most commonly formed by collision of one or more tectonic plates.
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.
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.
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 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.
The ESA’s GOCE satellite has produced the first global high-resolution map of the boundary between the Earth’s mantle and its crust/
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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