News tagged with ocean crust

New insight into the temperature of deep Earth

Scientists from the Magma and Volcanoes Laboratory (CNRS) and the European Synchrotron, the ESRF, have recreated the extreme conditions 600 to 2900 km below the Earth's surface to investigate the melting of basalt in the ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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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.

dateJan 28, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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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.

dateDec 03, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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