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Caltech Mineral Physicists Find New Scenery at Earth's Core-mantle Boundary


September 1, 2010

earth and environment graphic Using a diamond-anvil cell to recreate the high pressures deep within the Earth, researchers at the California Institute of Technology have found unusual properties in an iron-rich magnesium and iron-oxide mineral that may explain the existence of several ultra-low velocity zones at the core-mantle boundary. A paper about their findings was published in a recent issue of Geophysical Research Letters. Full Story

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