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Catalinas’ rock: Life’s foundation

Sunset in the Santa Catalina Mt., Arizona

30 Oct 2012
News Source: Arizona Daily Star

Image: Sunset in the Santa Catalina Mt., Arizona [Click image to enlarge]

Scientists still don't know exactly how all that happens, and they have recently rigged the slopes of the Catalinas with a variety of instruments to uncover the mountains' secrets.

The Critical Zone Observatory, one of six funded by the National Science Foundation in a variety of watersheds, explores the space between the water table and the tops of the trees, seeking to understand in detail the process of creation....

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