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Scripps Scientists Image Deep Magma Beneath Pacific Sea Floor Volcano
March 27, 2013
Since the plate tectonics revolution of the 1960s, scientists have known that new sea floor is created throughout the major ocean basins at linear chains of volcanoes known as mid-ocean ridges. But where exactly does the erupted magma come from? Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, now have a better idea after capturing a unique image of a site deep in the earth where magma is generated.
University of California, San Diego
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