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Celebrating Marie Tharp

Marie Tharp’s pioneering contributions to seafloor mapping helped reveal Earth’s submarine landscape in unprecedented detail. Although her findings were initially dismissed by fellow researcher Bruce Heezen as "girl talk," her work ultimately played an essential role in the acceptance of the theory of plate tectonics. Learn More >

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