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How do continents form?

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Join the next Cafe Scientifique Portsmouth with our speaker Professor Craig Storey from the University of Portsmouth.

The surface of Earth is made of oceans and continents, which are formed by different types of rocks. Oceans are made of relatively young rocks whereas continents contain the oldest rocks on the Earth as well as additions of progressively younger rocks. So how do we know how old the oldest rocks are and are they remnants of the very first continents or something else? When did continents get to be as big as they are today and why are there vast mountain chains in some areas of continents? What can we learn about our planet, life and economic resources from studying the continents? These are some of the questions Craig will address and discuss.

Cafe Scientifique Portsmouth is a monthly relaxed discussion, lead by an expert, for the benefit of the community in understanding science.


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Date: Thursday 25 January 2018

Time: 7 - 9 pm, dinner served at the cafe from 5.30 pm.

Venue: Park View Continental Cafe Bar, 1 Landport Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 2RG



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