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Rising Plumes in Earth's Mantle: Phantom or Real?

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Science  22 Sep 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5794, pp. 1726
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5794.1726

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Summary

Seismologists probing the planet's depths are generating tantalizing images, but whereas some researchers see signs of plumes feeding volcanic hot spots, others see noise. (Read more.)