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New evidence for oceans of water deep in the Earth


June 12, 2014

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Northwestern University and University of New Mexico researchers report evidence for potentially oceans worth of water deep beneath the United States. Though not in the familiar liquid form--the ingredients for water are bound up in rock deep in the Earth's mantle--the discovery may represent the planet's largest water reservoir. The researchers have found deep pockets of magma located about 400 miles beneath North America, a likely signature of the presence of water at these depths.Full Story

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