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Earth-like Planets Likely Have Earth-like Interiors

New research from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that rocky exoplanets likely share similar basic structures with Earth: a core containing about a third of the planet’s mass, surrounded by a mantle and topped by a thin crust. 300 more words
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Yellowstone Supervolcano May Need New Explanation

According to scientists at the University of Illinois, the magma plume believed to power the supervolcano at Yellowstone National Park is cut off from the surface by an ancient tectonic plate. 318 more words
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A rock along the shoreline at the Anacortes ferry landing. I’m not enough of a geology student to know how it was formed, but it certainly is showing the effects of time and tide. 14 more words

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#Travel #500px : Lava Tube Caving by BachirBadaoui1 by BachirBadaoui1 #photography#IFTTT

There are more than 500 lava tubes and caving at Lava Beds National Monument. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions created rugged landscape punctuated by cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, lava tube caves, and pit craters all in one place. 39 more words

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Lava Tube Caving by BachirBadaoui1


There are more than 500 lava tubes and caving at Lava Beds National Monument. Over the last half-million years, volcanic eruptions created rugged landscape punctuated by cinder cones, lava flows, spatter cones, lava tube caves, and pit craters all in one place. 39 more words

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US now 100% dependent on other countries for 19 critical minerals

A new report from the United States Geological Survey shows that US mineral production dropped in 2015 and left us more dependent on foreign sources for much of our mineral needs. 257 more words

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