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2011-03-24 11:00:49

Researchers are hoping to attempt to drill into the Earth's mantle layer off the coast of Costa Rica in hopes of finding pristine samples of the earth's inner boundary.

2011-02-24 23:38:59

Early in the formation of the Earth, some forms of the element chromium separated and disappeared deep into the planet's core, a new study by UC Davis geologists shows.

2011-01-13 17:49:30

The continental crust is the principal record of conditions on the Earth for the last 4.4 billion years.

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2010-12-18 08:51:49

50 million years ago, mountains began popping up in southern British Columbia and swept down Northern America over the next 22 million years, according to Stanford geochemists.

2010-12-07 05:32:00

Amy's Cornmeal Crust 3 Cheese and Home Run Inn Classic Cheese Recommended YONKERS, N.Y., Dec.

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2010-11-22 06:39:38

The first study to ever explore biological activity in the deepest layer of ocean crust has found bacteria with a remarkable range of capabilities, including eating hydrocarbons and natural gas, and "fixing" or storing carbon.

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2010-11-12 06:15:00

A bulge of elevated topography on the farside of the moon--known as the lunar farside highlands--has defied explanation for decades.

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2010-09-03 14:03:42

Earth today is one of the most active planets in the Solar System, and was probably even more so during the early stages of its life.

2010-09-01 13:56:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Why do we still find rocks from the Archean, one of the earliest geological eons on Earth dating from about 3.8 to 2.5 billion years ago? This is an apt question as our planet is one of the most dynamic in the solar system.

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2010-08-26 07:57:40

New seismic technique detects boundary between old and new lithosphere.


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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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cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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