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Carbon Dioxide Stays Solid Under Deep Mantle Conditions 8 August 2018 Feature

On the surface, carbon dioxide moves in complex cycles between living organisms and the physical…

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Xenon May Hide in Core With Iron and Nickel 24 May 2018 Feature

Meteorites are time capsules from the earliest days of the Solar System. One type, called…

Patches Along Core-Mantle Boundary May Be Deep Hiding Place for Oxygen 11 December 2017 Feature

DCO members Jin Liu, Wendy Mao (both at Stanford University, USA), and Ho-Kwang (Dave) Mao (…

Evaporating Rocks and Planetary Formation: An Interview with Edward Young 16 October 2017 Feature

 In a new paper [1] in Nature, Remco Hin at the University of Bristol, UK, and colleagues, examined…

Researchers Investigate the Lighter Side of Earth’s Inner Core 23 August 2017 Feature

Sujoy Ghosh (Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, India), a member of the Extreme Physics and…

Study Finds Core Formation Not Responsible for Earth’s Iron Anomaly 19 April 2017 Feature

A group led by DCO Extreme Physics and Chemistry Community Member Jung-Fu Lin (University of Texas…

Nickel May be Magic Ingredient in Planetary Core Formation 18 April 2017 Feature

While investigating lighter element candidates, DCO Extreme Physics and Chemistry Community member…

Study Suggests Earth’s Carbon Originated in a Planetary Smashup 9 September 2016 Feature

In a new study published in Nature Geoscience, DCO scientist Rajdeep Dasgupta (Rice University, USA…

Extreme Physics and Chemistry of Deep Earth Solves Geodynamo Mystery 22 July 2016 Feature

The inner core formed around one billion years ago; however the geological record shows a strong…

Advancing Instrumentation to Study Materials and Reaction in Earth’s Deep Interior 22 June 2016 Feature

Understanding how carbon reacts in these conditions is an important DCO decadal goal, and…

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