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Unusual 'Blob' of Hot Rock Found Beneath New England
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
The continental rock underlying the east coast of North America is pretty boring, tectonically speaking. Exactly what caused this blob and whether other similar blob structures might lurk under other continents isn’t clear, said study co-author Vadim Levin, a Rutgers University geophysicist, but it raises plenty of interesting questions. The work on the blob was published online Nov. 29 in the journal Geology and presented Monday (Dec. 11) at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union in New Orleans. read more


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