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How Deep Does Magma Form?
January 15, 2013 | National Science Foundation

“Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought. [...] A study simulating pressures in the mantle beneath the ocean floor shows that rocks can melt at depths up to 250 kilometers.” Quoted from the NSF press release.


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