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A quadrillion tons of diamonds lie deep beneath the Earth's surface, scientists say

CNN
July 17, 2018
As it turns out, diamonds in the Earth are much more common than we thought. About 1,000 times more common, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers used seismic technology (the same kind used to measure earthquakes) to estimate that a quadrillion tons of diamonds lie deep below the Earth's surface...
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Scientists Discovered a Quadrillion Diamonds Hidden Deep Within the Earth

Inverse
July 16, 2018
Adorning an ear or encircling a finger, a natural diamond is synonymous with luxury. The average cost of a diamond engagement ring is about $6,000, which is a lot of cash for a tightly bound piece of carbon. A new study in Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, however, points out that the value of diamonds would be very different if humans had better access to the subterranean world...
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Seismologist Jessica Irving uses massive earthquakes to unlock secrets of the outer core

Princeton University News
June 27, 2018
By applying new data and Princeton’s supercomputers to the classic question of what lies beneath our feet, Princeton seismologist Jessica Irving and an international team of colleagues have developed a new model for the Earth’s outer core, a liquid iron region deep in the Earth...
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Advancing Geoscience Research through CIDER

GSA Today
May 2017
With growing technical sophistication in the earth sciences and increasing specialization within its subdisciplines, geoscientists face an organizational problem when we want to tackle grand research challenges that span many disciplines. How do we bring the various fields together to leverage their individual strengths and create something more than the sum of the parts? This is the problem that CIDER (Cooperative Institute for Dynamic Earth Research) attempts to solve...
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Explorers Find Passage to Earth’s Dark Age

Quanta
December 22, 2016
In August, the geologist Matt Jackson left California with his wife and 4-year-old daughter for the fjords of northwest Iceland, where they camped as he roamed the outcrops and scree slopes by day in search of little olive-green stones called olivine...
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CIDER-II is funded as a "Synthesis Center" by the Frontiers of Earth Systems Dynamics(FESD) program of NSF. View CIDER-II proposal narrative

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