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Earth Crust

Here's What You Didn't Know About Plate Tectonics

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 01.19.2015 | Science

Even grade schoolers know that the Earth's crust is made up of tectonic plates, continent-sized chunks of rock that drift around our planet's surface ...

Jacqueline Howard

Earth's Interior Is Way More Complicated Than You Thought | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 11.25.2014 | Science

Earth's interior is way more complicated than you probably thought -- turns out it has molten metal and hidden oceans, and parts of it are hotter than...

Weird Rocks Suggest We Were Wrong About Earth's Interior

LiveScience | Becky Oskin | Posted 05.23.2014 | Science

Models of how the Earth's mantle works may need to change, thanks to two new studies that recreate the extreme conditions just above the planet's co...

WATCH: Earth's Crust Used To Be VERY Different

| Sid Perkins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Today, Earth’s crust is made of tectonic plates that jostle across its surface and are sometimes, via collisions, gradually shoved back into the dep...

Scientists Puzzled By Earth's 'Wandering' Outer Layers

Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 10/08/2012 12:35 PM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet The entire outermost part of Earth may be...