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Xenon May Hide in Core With Iron and Nickel

Researchers at the Carnegie Institution for Science mimicked conditions in Earth’s core to show that the normally aloof element xenon will combine with iron and nickel under intense pressure and at high temperature.

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Mantle ‘Tantrum’ Released Burst of Volatiles at End of Archaean Eon 22 November 2019 Feature

Natural processes that move carbon through Earth, like plate tectonics, subduction, and volcanic…

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Xenon May Hide in Core With Iron and Nickel 24 May 2018 Feature

Meteorites are time capsules from the earliest days of the Solar System. One type, called…

Clues to Archean Skies in Ancient Carbon 13 April 2018 Feature

In a new paper in Science Advances [1], David Bekaert, with DCO Reservoirs and Fluxes Community…

What Hawaii Can Tell Us About Mantle Carbon: An Interview with Peter Barry 14 September 2017 Feature

In a recent article in Nature Geoscience, DCO Reservoirs and Fluxes Community Members Kyle Anderson…

Comets Made Significant Contributions to Early Earth 23 June 2017 Feature

A new analysis of comet ice and dust collected by Rosetta, a spacecraft launched by the European…

New Mantle Reference Model Probes Volatile Recycling During Subduction 26 May 2016 Feature

With the onset of plate tectonics, surface elements began cycling into deep Earth via subduction…

Magmatic Gases in German Mineral Water Reveal the Origin of Volatile Elements on Earth 25 April 2016 Feature

Because of these many modifications, the origins of Earth's volatile elements (hydrogen (water),…

Deep Water Hints at Origins of Life 16 May 2013 Feature

By most current estimates microbial life has populated Earth for over 3.5 billion years. While we…

Origin of Earth's Volatile Elements Re-examined 15 February 2012 Feature

The origin of highly volatile Earth elements - including carbon - has been re-evaluated in light of…

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