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Lava provides window on early Earth

Posted on Monday, 5 November, 2007 | Comment icon 0 comments


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"Researchers at Harvard and the University of Hawaii believe they’ve resolved a long-standing controversy over the roots of islands — volcanoes in the middle of tectonic plates — showing that the islands’ lava provides a window into the early Earth’s makeup."

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