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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ancient rocks suggest crust

The just of it:

"A new geological study which took place in the Pilbara region of Western Australia brings us one step closer to understanding more precisely the timing of when the primordial earth crust was formed and its composition."

"Dr Tessalina said the findings provide further evidence that the crust on Earth started to form between 4.3 and 4.5 billion years ago. This crust may represent a part of the early “skin” covering what is widely considered to have been a magma-ocean early Earth. The preservation of geochemical relics of this ancient period of Earth history may help unravel part of the early history of our planet."

Whole article here: Ancient rocks suggest crust (Science Alert)

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