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A rocky relationship: A history of Earth's continents breaking up and getting back together

August 10, 2019 - General

A new study of rocks that formed billions of years ago lends fresh insight into how Earth’s plate tectonics, or the movement of large pieces of Earth’s outer shell, evolved over the planet’s 4.56-billion-year history.

A new study led by scientists at Johns Hopkins University shows how plate tectonics
has evolved during the Earth’s 4.56-billion-year history
[Credit: Naeblys/Getty Images]A report of the findings, published in Nature,…

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