Ancient drop of water rewrites Earth's history

The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater has assisted in rewriting the history of Earth's evolution when it was used to re-establish the time that plate tectonics started on the planet.

Research reveals 'fundamental finding' about Earth's outer core

The Earth's core is an exceptionally difficult place to study. Its depths descend a staggering 2,900 kilometers—about the distance from New York City to Denver—and its extreme, otherworldly conditions are extraordinarily ...

A huge hydrogen generator at the Earth's core-mantle boundary

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen is a major theme in the development of clean, abundant energy source. A new study led by an international research group revealed that when water meets the iron core of the Earth, ...

Mysterious deep-Earth seismic signature explained

New research on oxygen and iron chemistry under the extreme conditions found deep inside the Earth could explain a longstanding seismic mystery called ultralow velocity zones. Published in Nature, the findings could have ...

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