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When Water Meets Rock

The First Steps When Water Meets Rock

A new study uses computer simulations and spectroscopic techniques to look at how water molecules interact with the mantle mineral olivine.

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Missing Wikipedia Article on Serpentinization: A Hat for Your Thoughts 21 June 2018 Feature

The Engagement Team has been tasked to help the DCO community improve deep carbon science topics on…

Mind the Gaps: Tiny Pores Encourage Methane Formation 26 September 2017 Feature

One possible source of abiotic methane is serpentinizing systems, such as hydrothermal vents. At…

Oman Drilling Project Completes Phase 1 Core Logging on D/V Chikyu 25 September 2017 Feature

On 15 September 2017, scientific Drilling Vessel Chikyu arrived at Hachinohe Port, Japan and…

A New Piece of the Global Methane Puzzle 30 March 2017 Feature

Serpentinization reactions at shallow depths are the subject of intense research interest due to…

Microbial Communities in Serpentinites Make the Best of a Difficult Situation 29 March 2017 Feature

Microbes thrive on compounds released by reactions between serpentinizing minerals and seawater in…

Workshop Report: Fourth Serpentine Days in Séte, France 2 November 2016 Feature

Workshop sponsors included the Société Française de Minéralogie et de Cristallographie (SFMC), …

Methane-Producing Microbes Found in Rocks at Freshwater Springs in California 25 May 2016 Feature

They report evidence of hardy, methane-producing microbes in water that surfaces from deep…

Expedition to the Atlantis Massif Recovers Mantle Rocks with Signs of Life 1 February 2016 Feature

Led by Co-Chief Scientists Gretchen Früh-Green (ETH Zurich, Switzerland) and Beth Orcutt (Bigelow…

Carbon and Life in Deep Seafloor Rocks: International Atlantis Massif Expedition 22 October 2015 Feature

An international team of scientists will sail from Southampton, UK, on board the British Royal…

Scientists Discover Quick Recipe for Producing Hydrogen 6 December 2013 Feature

Water + rock + aluminum oxide + extreme pressure, heat = quick, copious H2; could one day power…

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