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Sulphur from heaven and hell

Fingerprints of sulphur isotopes in rocks from the ridge beneath the Atlantic Ocean suggest that a substantial fraction of sulphur at Earth's surface is left over from the formation of the planet's core. See Letter p.208

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Figure 1: Abundances of elements in Earth's mantle and in chondritic meteorites.


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Dauphas, N. Sulphur from heaven and hell. Nature 501, 175–176 (2013).

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