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Exhibit Why is the Earth habitable? It is the right distance from the Sun, it is protected from harmful solar radiation by its magnetic field, it is kept warm by an... Exhibit Rethinking Earth history Until the end of the 18th century, scientists believed that the Earth was no more than a few thousand years old. Research Earth and Planetary Sciences The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences conducts research on the nature of terrestrial and planetary processes. Article Essay: Capturing Phantoms: Gamma-Ray Bursts Our eyes can only detect a fraction of light in the electromagnetic spectrum — otherwise we’d see gamma-ray bursts, flashes that...   Traveling the Silk Road: Ancient Pathway to the Modern World Journey along the most celebrated trade route in human history: the Silk Road.   Nature's Superheroes: Life at the Limits Explore the remarkable "superpowers" that organisms have evolved to survive and thrive, even under extreme conditions. Audio Frontiers Lecture: Unraveling the Mystery of Continental Crust Formation Oliver Jagoutz, Assistant Professor of Geology at MIT, and Max Schmidt, Professor of Geology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology... April 10, 2014 Exhibit Earth cycles The Earth is a dynamic planet. Video What Happens When Large Meteorites Fall to Earth? See and hear a meteorite breaking the sound barrier. Exhibit Mantle (Peridotite) Peridotite, a rock made up primarily of the minerals olivine and pyroxene, is the chief constituent of the Earth’s upper mantle. Educator Materials Earth Inside and Out Get a solid grounding in the current research about Earth's processes—from the history of Earth and plate tectonics to climate change... Exhibit Past Exhibitions Relive memories of your last visit—or learn something new—in our archive of past special exhibitions.
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