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Earth’s Crust May Contain a Lot Of Water

A tiny crystal trapped in a rough diamond, blasted from 400 kilometers below earth's surface, indicates that there may be a lot of water deep beneath our feet.In a report, published in the magazine Nature, a group of scientists say that X-ray and spectroscopic analysis of a small diamond found in magma from a Brazilian volcano showed a 40 micrometer speck of a mineral called ringwoodite. Further analysis revealed that its crystal lattice contains at least 1.4 percent water.Ringwoodite is...

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