07 May 2004
Vol 304, Issue 5672

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COVER Crystal structure of Earth's deep mantle. Coordination polyhedra of oxygen atoms (white) around silicon atoms are shown as octahedra; magnesium ions are in yellow. Experiments simulating the high pressure and temperature of the deep Earth yield a new view of the lowest 200 to 300 kilometers of mantle, as described on page 855. [Image: M. Murakami]