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Most Popular April 16 to April 30
May 1, 2013 |

Diamonds Do Not Form From Coal

The Falling Gold Price

What is a Maar?

Monitoring the Fire Below Yellowstone

Capturing an Asteroid

Giant Snails Invade Florida

Bingham Canyon Mine Landslide

Measuring the Size of Explosive Volcanic Eruptions

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April 2, 2014 |
The items below had the most visitor engagement during March 2014. An Asteroid with Rings?? Helicopter Videos over the Oso Landslide Land Below Sea Level The Puente Hills Fault World’s Largest Landslides A New Dwarf Planet? Pyroclastic Flows and Tornadoes at Sinabung? Landslide Blog: Washington Landslide When Trilobites Ruled the World What is a Maar?

Missing-Mantle Mystery
July 21, 2013 | MIT
"But there remains one lingering mystery: If the Earth arose from the collision of asteroids, its composition should resemble that of meteoroids, the small particles that break off from asteroids. But to date, scientists have found that, quite literally, something doesn’t add up: Namely, the Earth’s mantle — the layer between the planet’s crust and core — is missing an amount of lead found in meteorites whose composition has been analyzed following impact with the Earth." Quoted from the MIT press release. Related: What is the Moho?

Popular Stories for July 15 to July 31
August 3, 2013 |
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