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A dash of deep nebula on the rocks

Nature volume 486, pages 4041 (07 June 2012) | Download Citation

The cocktail of noble-gas isotopes in an Icelandic rock suggests that the upper mantle does not, and never did, receive gas from a deeper mantle reservoir. This challenges ideas of deep Earth's behaviour and formation. See Letter p.101

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  1. Chris J. Ballentine is at the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK.

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