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Team Led by Purdue Professor First to Record Key Event That Breaks Continents Apart

December 10, 2008

researchers place GPS instrument Researchers have captured for the first time, a geological event considered key in shaping the Earth's landscape. The first "dyking event" ever recorded within the planet's continental crust. Full Story

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