UCSB Geologist Finds Evidence of Earth's Formation


Scientists have long believed that residues of crust formation mixed back into the mantle so thoroughly that evidence of the planet’s oldest geochemical events was completely lost. New research out of UC Santa Barbara shows otherwise.

UCSB geologist Matthew Jackson and colleagues have identified a geochemical signature of material dating from early melting events that were part of the Earth’s formation. Their findings appear in the journal Science.


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Friday, May 13, 2016