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University of Oregon

Douglas Toomey, University of Oregon

Caption: Douglas R. Toomey, a geophysicist at the University of Oregon, was part of a team that used seismic imaging to study mantle plate separation under the Galapagos Islands. The team found the mantle plume, but in a place far from where computer models indicated it should be located.

Credit: University of Oregon

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