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In a startling discovery, Chinese scientists have uncovered a massive hidden ocean just below the Tarim basin in northwestern Xinjiang China. The region gets hardly any rain and is one of the driest places on earth. The underground body or water below ...
Domain-b · 7/31/2015
Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite, new research shows. The results of the study will help scientists understand Earth's water cycle, and how plate tectonics moves water ...
Live Science · 6/12/2014
An artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it visits Pluto in 2015. Instruments will map Pluto and its moon, Charon, providing detail not only on the surface of the dwarf planet, but also about its shape, which could reveal whether or not an ...
Phys.org · 11/24/2011
Researchers announced a startling discovery today, saying that an ocean’s worth of water is likely hidden deep within the Earth’s mantle, locked in a water-rich mineral called ringwoodite. According to Yahoo News, the discovery was announced today ...
The Inquisitr · 6/12/2014
They believe there might be three times as much water deep underground as exists in all the world’s surface oceans. A study published in the journal Science on June 13, 2014 suggests a hidden “ocean” in the Earth’s mantle, some 650 kilometers …
EarthSky · 6/16/2014
Instruments will map Pluto and its moon, Charon, providing detail not only on the surface of the dwarf planet, but also about its shape, which could reveal whether or not an ocean lies beneath the ice. Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics ...
Space Daily · ByNola Taylor · 11/18/2011
A hidden ocean has been recently discovered underneath the Earth’s crust. This secret ocean may not be one that needs to be added to the world map, but it does reinforce the theory that our water all over the globe originated over 400 of miles down ...
Examiner · 6/13/2014
I carry an ocean in my womb. NASA/JPL/SSI/J Major Finding liquid water on a body within the Solar System is exciting. The only thing that is probably more exciting is finding an ocean full of it. Today such news comes via Cassini, which has made ...
Ars Technica · 4/3/2014
If you know anything about Enceladus, an icy moon in Saturn’s tow, it’s probably the amazing jets of water spurting off the satellite’s south pole. The image is one of the most stunning to come from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, orbiting within the ...
Discover Magazine · 4/3/2014
A global ocean appears to lurk miles beneath the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, adding to the allure of an object rich with the building blocks of organic life and often likened to Earth before life emerged. Cassini has already found large lakes – most ...
The Christian Science Monitor · ByPete Spotts · 6/28/2012

Ringwoodite

Ringwoodite is a high-pressure phase of Mg2SiO4 formed at high temperatures and pressures of the Earth's mantle between 525 and 660 km …
Ringwoodite is a high-pressure phase of Mg2SiO4 formed at high temperatures and pressures of the Earth's mantle between 525 and 660 km depth. It is polymorphous with the olivine phase forsterite.
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