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How the Pacific seafloor got its 60-degree bend

Hawaii sits at the end of a chain of volcanoes running across the Pacific Ocean floor, but in the middle of this chain lies a bend of 60 degrees. For many decades geoscientists have struggled to explain exactly how and why ...

dateNov 10, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast

Through analysis of volcanic tracks, Rice University geophysicists have concluded that hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren't moving as fast as recently thought.

dateAug 18, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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