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Scripps Scientists Image Deep Magma Beneath Pacific Sea Floor Volcano


March 27, 2013

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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.Full Story

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