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Team to drill down to the Earth’s mantle

A $1 billion mission to retrieve the first ever fresh samples of our planet’s mantle has been proposed. The Integrated Ocean Drilling Program is set t…

Ancient ‘New York City’ of Canada discovered

A settlements on the shore of Lake Ontario was once the New World’s answer to New York City. The ‘Mantle’ site would have been at its peak some 500 ye…

Does Mars have ‘oceans’ of water inside it ?

Scientists believe that the mantle of Mars contains enough water to cover the planet’s entire surface. Meteorites from Mars have been found to contain…

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(YouTube link) Simon’s Cat has a smashing good time in a new animation from Simon Tofield. I can relate to this, as I have three mantlepieces. I also have four cats, but only one of them likes to knock things off a mantle. One is enough. -via Laughing Squid Previously: More animated adventures starring Simon’s Cat.

Scientists to drill down to Earth’s mantle

For the first time scientists will drill all the way to the Earth’s mantle to retrieve valuable samples. The project is not without its complications …

Did the moon form in a nuclear explosion ?

A new theory suggests that the moon may have formed following a natural nuclear explosion in the Earth’s mantle. Scientists have been working on deter…