Articles tagged "moho"

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Drilling into Earth's mantle, a holy grail of geology, set to begin once again

An old challenge - geology's holy grail of drilling into the Earth's mantle - is set to begin once again, as a group of experts heads out for the Atlantis Bank, Indian Ocean to drill through 1.5 kilometers (0.93 miles) of rock, collecting core samples on its...

December 05, 2015

An Iceberg off the west Antarctic

How thick is the crust beneath Antarctica?

A giant ice cap up to 3,800 meters (2,36 miles ) thick covers about 99 % of the Antarctic continent, and under the layer of frozen water lays continental crust. Researchers  analyzed seismic data from the South pole to create a new most detailed map showing the

January 29, 2013

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New cross-section reveals what's beneath North America

To see the big picture of North America, look no further than a new detailed cross-section of the continent that ventures down to its deepest roots and has uncovered a mystery at its very foundation.Scientists constructed the cut-away map, which is curved just as

June 06, 2011