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Peering into the past
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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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