Hidden ocean found under Earth's crust

June 12, 2014 11:50 PM

35 0

Hidden ocean found under Earth's crust

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 between the surface of the planet and interior reservoirs, researchers say.

Read more

To category page

Loading...