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The role of magma in the birth of the Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean was born 200 million years ago. It happened when the supercontinent Pangea began to break apart. oceanic crust took its place when continental crust stretched and fractured. Scientists analysed the structure of the present-day eastern North American margin, to investigate this...

Scientists discover cool ‘hotspots’ under Earth’s crust

A new study found out that hotspots that created volcanic islands like Iceland may often prove surprisingly cool. Scientists said, hotspots may not originate from giant plumes of very hot rock welling up from near Earth's core. Volcanoes are found near the borders of tectonic plates. These...

Scientists discovers new data about Moon’s past

Scientists say that the periodic lava has created a layer on Moon’s surface billions of years ago and this ancient layer of lava can provide new insights of the Moon’s deep past. Tieyuan Zhu, a geophysics professor of Penn State University says that the...