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World’s Oldest Groundwater Supports Life Through Water-Rock Chemistry 29 July 2019 Feature

The Kidd Creek Mine, located in Ontario in Canada, is a copper, silver, and zinc mine reaching…

The Ocean Floor Project Explores Uncharted Territory 26 July 2019 Feature

Earth’s ocean floor covers about 71 percent of the planet, making it a giant yet poorly explored…

Recycling of Ocean Crust Began in Earth’s First Billion Years 16 July 2019 Feature

Earth is the only planet known to have plate tectonics, where pieces of crust gradually move,…

When Pressure Builds Too Fast, Ice Gets Stuck in ‘Glassy’ Form
Amorphous Ice is an Experimental Side Effect of an Interrupted Crystal Transition 22 May 2019 Feature

Virtually all the ice that we encounter on Earth’s surface, from snowflakes to ice cubes, has a…

Atlantis Massif Drillsites
Subsurface Life in the Atlantis Massif: Just Add Water? 17 October 2018 Feature

When mantle rocks come into contact with seawater, the resulting reaction, called serpentinization…

Oman Drilling Project video
Video: Oman Drilling Project 3 August 2018 Feature

Ancient seabed holds secrets in search for life on other planets The Oman Drilling Project is a…

The Mass of Microbes in Deep African Mines Lead Lives of Quiet Desperation 26 February 2018 Feature

These deep mines have been a boon to scientists as well. The mining companies drill boreholes into…

Oman Drilling Project Continues
Oman Drilling Project Continues with Core Logging on Scientific Drilling Vessel Chikyu 27 July 2017 Feature

Phase one of the Oman Drilling Project has moved to Japan, to the drilling vessel Chikyu, where…

Researchers Illuminate How Ice Melts, One Nanosecond at a Time 6 June 2017 Feature

/*-->*/ DCO Extreme Physics and Chemistry Community members Margherita Citroni, Roberto Bini (…

Oman Drilling Project
The Oman Drilling Project Underway: Updates from the Field 30 January 2017 Feature

The Oman Drilling Project, co-sponsored by the Deep Carbon Observatory, began operations on 18…

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