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An Archaean mushy mantle

Experimental data reveal that Earth’s mantle melts more readily than previously thought, and may have remained mushy until two to three billion years ago.

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Fig. 1: Schematic illustration of the present-day compared to Archaean mantle.


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Parman, S. An Archaean mushy mantle. Nature Geosci 11, 85–86 (2018).

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