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Earth’s mantle

Unveiling Earth’s past through 2.5 billion-year-old Pacific rock samples

Pacific rock samples offer a glimpse of an active Earth 2.5 billion years ago.

Scientists found a distinct, thin layer above Earth’s core

Earth's surface water dives deep, transforming core's outer layer.

New study reveals massive anomaly in Earth’s interior from moon-forming collision

Heterogeneity of earth's mantle may be relics of moon formation.

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.

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