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“The answer is rooted in the fact that our planet is a ‘living’ planet, which is still cooling,” says Laurel Goodwin, professor of geology at UW-Madison. She describes Earth as a series of shells, like a peanut M&M. “The candy shell is the crust, on which we live. The chocolate beneath is the mantle, and [...]
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