Thursday, 21 November, 2019

Tag: Earth Science

Two Continent-Size Mountains In Earth's Deep Mantle

Two Continent-Size Mountains In Earth’s Deep Mantle

About halfway between your feet and the centre of Earth, two continent-size mountains of hot, compressed rock pierce the gut of the planet — and scientists know almost nothing about them. Technically, these mysterious hunks of rock are called “large low-shear-velocity provinces” (LLSVPs), because seismic waves shuddering through Earth always slow

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