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Mantle Minerals Offer Clues to Deep Earth’s Composition

Monday, April 2, 2018
Using a diamond anvil pressure cell and laser heating – to duplicate the mantle’s unimaginable pressure and heat – MSU scientists have a better idea what minerals comprise the mantle. Courtesy of MSU

Scientists now have a clearer picture of the Earth’s mantle, thanks to Michigan State University research published in the current issue of Nature Communications. The biggest challenge of…

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Puzzling Pockets of Rock Deep in Earth’s Mantle

Wednesday, August 2, 2017
diagram of Earth's core

Michigan State University and Arizona State University geoscientists have used computer modeling to find an explanation for how pockets of mushy rock have accumulated at the boundary between…

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