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Published September 1984 | public
Journal Article

The Earth's interior is the new frontier


In this era of space exploration, expeditions to the ocean bottom and far-viewing telescopes, Earth's interior has become one of the most challenging frontier areas for scientific investigation. Exploration of the crust by seismic and other means is well under way, but our view of the underlying mantle and core is fuzzy. Plate-tectonic theory has revolutionized earth science.

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© 1984 American Geological Institute.

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