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Looking inside the Earth

ANU Media Release, April 20, 2012 Defects found in rocks below the Earth’s surface have a major impact on the transmission of seismic waves, such as those caused by earthquakes, researchers at The Australian National University have discovered. Professor Ian Jackson, from the Research School of Earth Sciences, part of the ANU College of Physical … Continue reading

Tiny particles key to understanding early solar system

ANU Media Release, April 16 2012 New research from The Australian National University has answered a decades old cosmic conundrum on how ‘chondrules’ – tiny particles found within meteorites – could have formed in extreme heat, especially when the meteorite structure surrounding them remained cold. Chondrules are spherical particles of molten material found in meteorities … Continue reading

Discovery shakes beliefs of Earth to the core

ANU Media Release, 29 March 2012 For a century, scientists have assumed that the Earth has same chemical make-up as the sun. But this belief has been challenged by scientists at The Australian National University. Professors Ian Campbell and Hugh O’Neill from the Research School of Earth Sciences at ANU said their research shakes up … Continue reading

Discovery shakes belief of Earth to the core

For a century, scientists have assumed that the Earth has the same chemical makeup as the sun. But this belief has been challenged by Professor Ian Campbell and Professor Hugh O’Neill from the Research School of Earth Sciences, who’s research shakes up our understanding of the Earth’s chemistry – right to the core. “For decades … Continue reading

Tamworth built on rock ‘n’ roll

Tamworth is famous as the home of Australian country music. But 350 million years ago, some hardcore rock n roll was also happening. Scientists from the Research School of Earth Sciences have discovered that granites in the New England area near Tamworth were produced by a remarkable process, whereby the magmas erupted from volcanoes turned to mud, then … Continue reading

Food for thought as China’s cities grow

The growth of Chinese cities is increasing wealth in the country, but it’s coming at a cost, with farmers needing to make room for city dwellers as a consequence of the country’s ongoing economic boom. The new study by Professor Xuemei Bai from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society has revealed that China … Continue reading

Where does India end and Eurasia begin

Research from the Research School of Earth Sciences, the University of Kashmir and the University of Delhi has provided evidence that disputes the widely accepted theory of how India and Eurasia came together. Lloyd White said the team used the ANU designed Sensitive High Resolution Ion Microprobe (SHRIMP) to date zircon crystals from north of … Continue reading