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Earth's core and mantle separated in a disorderly fashion

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Plumes of hot rock surging upward from the Earth's Mantle at volcanic hotspots contain evidence that the Earth's formative years may have been even more chaotic than previously thought, according to new work from a team of Carnegie and Smithsonian scientists published in Nature. Earth experienced multiple large impacts; the high-pressure and -temperature conditions caused pockets of core and mantle partitioning that persist as...

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