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By Science News, 10:44 AM June 4, 2011

Early plate tectonics

Slivers of ancient rock may show that plate tectonics, the movement of large chunks of crust that is a defining feature of Earth’s surface today, has been happening for at least 3.7 billion years. Researchers in England, Australia and China say they’ve identified intact pieces of the Earth’s mantle in the ancient, highly squished rocks of southern Greenland. If so, the slivers must have come from one early crustal plate diving beneath another, scraping up pieces of the...

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