Lithosphere

Strange ‘eggshell’ exoplanets could have ultra-smooth surfaces

Weird, newly theorized “eggshell planets” may possess ultra-thin outer layers with ultra-smooth surfaces unlike those seen in any world to date, a new study reports. Astronomers may have already detected at least three eggshell planets, the scientists noted. In the past 25 years or so, astronomers have confirmed the existence …

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How astronomers reconstruct the surfaces of invisible alien worlds

The Universe is filled with planets. Astronomers have so far confirmed more than 4,500 worlds, of which more than 1,500 are rocky terrestrial planets. Within our solar system, the rocky planets – Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars – are very different from each other. But once you start looking at …

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A UoH professor selected for the SGAT 2021 award of excellence

Hyderabad: The Society of Geoscientists and Allied Technologists (SGAT) selected Dr KS Krishna, professor of geophysics and director of the Center for Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the School of Physics, University of Hyderabad for the prize of excellence SGAT 2021. SGAT is based in Bhubaneswar and is dedicated …

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Here is – the foldability of tectonic plates

A new study presents a new way for tectonic plates – massive plates of rock that jostle to position themselves in the earth’s crust and upper mantle – to bend and sink. It’s a bit of planetary Pilates that could solve the long-standing mystery of “subduction,” the process by which …

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Students, faculty and alumni expedition to iconic volcanic hotspot

Every day, the earth’s crust violently breaks and heals dozens of times all over the planet, although most of us will never know. This is because it usually takes place under deep water in a strip that travels around the world called the Mid-Ocean Ridge. This summer, a group of …

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Unprecedented mineral found in diamond mined from the depths of the Earth’s mantle

In a major discovery, mineralogists identified an unprecedented mineral in a diamond unearthed from a mine in Botswana, Africa. Small black specks seen in diamond excavated from deep in the lithosphere, about 410 miles (660 km) below the earth’s surface, shed light on the planet’s unexplored secrets that remain hidden …

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Lithosphere Blockchain Partners With Central Bank Of Brazil To Launch Real Digital CBDC Trial, Launches Lithosphere (LITHO) IEO

SEATTLE, November 3, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Brazil is the latest country to consider digital currency as legal tender. The Lithosphere cryptocurrency platform developed by KaJ Laboratories, a Seattle blockchain company, has started discussions with the Central Bank of Brazil to associate on the country‘s true digital deployment. LITHO …

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