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Contact: Alexander Goncharov
Carnegie Institution

The Earth's Interior

Caption: This artistic view of the Earth's interior shows hydrocarbons forming in the upper mantle and transported through deep faults to shallower depths in the Earth's crust. The inset shows a snapshot of the methane dissociation reaction studied in this work.

Credit: Image courtesy A. Kolesnikov and V. Kutcherov

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