News tagged with crust

Continents set the pace

The origin and stimulus behind plate tectonics has been simulated with the aid of high-performance computers. A new study sheds light on the role continents play in the formation of oceanic crust.

Jan 28, 2014
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Ice on Ceres: 'An Interesting Paradox'

As NASA's Dawn mission draws closer to its encounter with the dwarf planet Ceres in early 2015, excitement continues to mount for scientists looking forward to what the satellite might observe. Britney Schmidt, ...

Dec 05, 2013
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Rocks reveal ocean ridge development

A University of Wyoming husband-and-wife research team was part of a larger group that has made the first significant recovery of layered igneous rocks from the Earth's lowest ocean crust.

Dec 03, 2013
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