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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Time Scales: A billion years? That’s so yesterday

Recent, for Sharon Mosher, is just a billion years ago.

Recent, for Sharon Mosher, is just a billion years ago.

Further Findings talked to several researchers at The University of Texas at Austin about the time scales in which they work, ranging from millions and billions of years to fractions of a second.

Sharon Mosher, a geologist and dean of the Jackson School of Geosciences, talks about working in geologic time.

Sharon Mosher explains what she does as a geologist:

“I’m a structural geologist and I tackle tectonic problems,” she says. “I study everything from
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