News tagged with continental crust

Study zeros in on plate tectonics' start date

Earth has some special features that set it apart from its close cousins in the solar system, including large oceans of liquid water and a rich atmosphere with just the right ingredients to support life as we know it. Earth ...

dateJan 21, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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Meeting face-to-face with El Capitan

Granitic rocks make up much of Earth's continental crust and many of the planet's most iconic landscapes. However, granite's formation is poorly understood because it happens tens of kilometers below the surface. In this ...

dateJul 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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