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Relict mantle from Earth's birth

Geochemical evidence for the existence of the mother of all mantle-source reservoirs for volcanism has come to light. The new results have provocative implications for our understanding of Earth's interior.

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Graham, D. Relict mantle from Earth's birth. Nature 466, 822–823 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466822a

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