Archives for June 21, 2013

Researchers study why continents separate

This radar image highlights portions of three of the lakes located in the Western Rift of the Great Rift Valley, a geological fault system of Southwest Asia and East Africa: Lake Edward (top), Lake Kivu (middle) and Lake Tanganyika (bottom). (Photo via ESA)

This radar image highlights portions of three of the lakes located in the Western Rift of the Great Rift Valley, a geological fault system of Southwest Asia and East Africa: Lake Edward (top), Lake Kivu (middle) and Lake Tanganyika (bottom). (Photo via ESA)

A giant rift in Eastern Africa is the subject of a study by Missouri University of Science and Technology researchers who want to better understand what tears continents apart. [Read more…]