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Key Component of Earth's Crust Formed from Moving Molten Rock

March 5, 2008

metamorphic rock Earth scientists are in the business of backing into history--extrapolating what happened millions of years ago based on what they can observe now. Using this method, a team of Cornell University researchers has created a mathematical computer model of the formation of granulite, a fine-grained metamorphic rock in the Earth's crust. Full Story

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