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Pursued for 40 Years, the Moho Evades Ocean Drillers Once Again

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Science  18 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5716, pp. 1707
DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5716.1707a

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Drillers aboard the JOIDES Resolution in the mid-North Atlantic thought they'd reach the legendary Mohorovicic discontinuity, the boundary between the thin veneer of Earth's crust and the 2900-kilometer-thick mantle, last month. But the Moho was a no-show.