Beneath Earth's crust is the mantle, a super-thick layer of slow-moving rock so deep below the surface that no one has been able to reach it. Here's why it's worth the effort to keep trying.
The world's longest chain of continental volcanoes has been discovered stretching for more than 1,200 miles along eastern Australia.
The remains of burnt out Iron Age huts in Africa hold clues into understanding a bizarre weak spot in the Earth's magnetic field and weird magnetic pole reversals. Continue reading →
The mass of the Earth's solid inner core has been a thorn in our understanding of how the interior of our planet works.
With the Earthscope project complete from California to Maine, scientists have sharpened their view of the mysterious mantle structures underneath the United States.
Guess what Earth's been hiding from us, way down in its belly? Water! Lots and lots of water.
New study challenges the idea that the rate of plate movement remains stable.
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite.
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