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Geologists Find Motion Across Disappearing Plate Boundary

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March 9, 1999
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For three decades, geologists have been mystified by one of the world's largest disappearing acts: How could the boundary between two immense continental plates be geologically detectable for a long stretch, then vanish from scientific view? The two plates in question border one another all the way from Arabia to the Antarctic plate.

HOUSTON, March 3, 1999 -- For three decades, geologists have been mystified by one of the world's largest disappearing acts: How could the boundary between two immense continental plates be geologically detectable for a long stretch, then vanish from scientific view?


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