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Rice University

Magma Formation

Caption: A microscopic sample of rock squeezed in a lab at Rice University to pressures it would experience hundreds of kilometers inside the Earth's mantle show evidence of magma (silicate melt) formation. New research led by Rice shows magma can form as deep as 250 kilometers inside the mantle.

Credit: Dasgupta Group/Rice University

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