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The buoyancy of Earth's deep mantle

The physical nature of two regions called large low-shear-velocity provinces at the base of Earth's mantle is uncertain. A measurement of their density has implications for our understanding of mantle dynamics. See Article p.321

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Figure 1: Earth's internal structure.

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Romanowicz, B. The buoyancy of Earth's deep mantle. Nature 551, 308–309 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/551308a

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