Earth’s crust

Magma Forms Deeper than Previously Thought

New research results from a team led by geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta of Rice University have shown that magma forms much deeper than geologists had previously thought. The scientists put minute samples of peridotite – a rock derived from Earth’s mantle – under very high pressures in a laboratory and found that the rock can and does liquify

Earth's Crust Beneath Mississippi Delta Sinks Slower Than Previously Thought

The Earth’s crust which lies beneath the Mississippi Delta in North America sinks at a much slower rate than had previously been thought, according to new research published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The findings were arrived at by comparing detailed sea-level reconstructions from different portions of coastal Louisiana. “The findings demonstrate the

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