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Peering into the past

Original post made on Mar 2, 2009

Woodside resident and geology professor Mary Leech, 37, is now notable for peering some 57 million years into the planet's past in dating activity on the Earth's crust that led to the birth of the Himalayan mountain range. The National Science Foundation recently awarded her $507,264, in part so she can continue her examination of mineral crystals from this region.
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Posted by Akhil Bakshi, a resident of another community
on Mar 2, 2009 at 7:02 am

You may please let Prof. Leech know that the Indian Mountaineering Foundation, in collaboration with the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, is doing a 5-year joint exploration of the glaciology and the origion of the sources of rivers in the Tibet Himalayas. If she needs any specific information on the region that will further her research and theories, we will consider including these as a part of our studies.
Akhil Bakshi, Vice President
Indian Mountaineering Foundation

Posted by meow, a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Mar 4, 2009 at 2:37 pm

meow =3

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