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In Earth’s Magma Ocean, Carbon Chemistry Got Complicated

In Earth’s Magma Ocean, Carbon Chemistry Got Complicated

Computer simulations of the magma ocean on early Earth suggest that the carbon chemistry was surprisingly complex at high pressure. Iron likely sequestered much of the carbon into the metallic core while diamonds may have formed from clusters of carbon.

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Modeling Tools 30 April 2019 Feature

Virtual Plate Tectonic Deep Carbon Laboratory This is a script-based toolkit to extract…

Visualizations 30 April 2019 Feature

Earthquakes, Eruptions, & Emissions Earthquakes, Eruptions, & Emissions or "E3" is an app…

In Earth’s Magma Ocean, Carbon Chemistry Got Complicated
In Earth’s Magma Ocean, Carbon Chemistry Got Complicated 15 February 2019 Feature

In the first 100 million years after the formation of the solar system, another planetary body…

white cliffs of dover
Mapping the Growth of Seafloor Carbonates in Deep Time 19 December 2018 Feature

The dominant, and yet least explored, way that carbon returns to Earth’s interior is through the…

Two New Sloan Foundation Grants for Deep Carbon Science 20 November 2018 Feature

The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation recently announced two new Officer’s Grants for deep carbon science…

How Microbes Survive When Buried Alive 25 September 2018 Feature

For most microbes that settle into marine sediments, there’s nowhere to go but down. They become…

carbonate platforms and subduction zones
Global Temperatures Rise When Ancient Reefs Encounter Subduction Zones 19 July 2018 Feature

Carbonate platforms are ancient reefs that build up over millions of years, composed of the carbon-…

New Seafloor Sponges Up Carbon to Stabilize the Climate 26 February 2018 Feature

In a new paper in the journal Science Advances [1], DCO members Dietmar Müller and Adriana…

EarthByte Models Mantle Plumes Through Space and Time 26 September 2017 Feature

The intense heat at the core drives plumes of mantle material up to the cooler surface where it…

For Educators 24 August 2017 Feature

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