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A New View on Plate-Mantle Activity
March 21, 2007
After years of results that repeatedly dogged him, University of Oregon geologist Dougles R. Toomey decided to follow the trail of data surfacing from the Pacific Ocean. In doing so, he and his collaborators may have altered long-held assumptions involving plate tectonics on the ocean floor. Scientists have found that the boundaries of Earth's tectonic plates change orientation with time.
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