Earth’s mantle

Gaseous carbon dioxide can trigger explosive eruptions

The research offers a clearer picture of our planet’s deep internal dynamics and composition.

Earth formed from dry, rocky building blocks, study

Our planet's water must have arrived late in the history of Earth's formation.

Researchers are exploring how mountains are built

Why mountains form are deeper than previously thought?

How fast did the ancient magma ocean solidify?

This study helps us answer some fundamental questions about the planet.

There could be rising silicon-rich snow in the Earth’s outer core

The silicon-rich snow can develop into greater depths with further secular cooling of Earth.

A molten rock layer discovered hidden under Earth’s tectonic plates

The study might help settle a long-standing debate about how tectonic plates move.

A new model reveals the surprising behavior of minerals deep in the planet’s interior

The processes are actually happening in a manner completely opposite to what had been previously theorized.

The scary sound of Earth’s magnetic field

It might sound like the stuff of nightmares.

Potential ‘diamond factory’ may have existed at the core-mantle boundary for billions of years

Diamonds and rust at the Earth's core-mantle boundary.

The terrestrial mantle still contains remnants of Earth’s initial crust’s origins

Sampling the deep graveyard of Earth’s earliest crust.

First-ever interior earth mineral discovered on Earth’s surface

New mineral from Earth’s lower mantle surfaced as diamond inclusion.

Hydrogen can bond strongly with iron in extreme conditions

There may be up to 70 times more hydrogen in Earth's core than in the oceans.

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