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This Oceanus article describes the work of Greg Hirth, a geologist studying rock deformation and crystallography. It discusses how rocks deform as a function of pressure and heat (called rheology) and includes a short section about the possibility of microbial life in the heat and pressure-induced cracks between crystals. Hyperlinks to related articles are contained within the text of the article. The article also features a list of related links and color images of rocks and minerals under a microscope.

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    Higher Education,NSDL_SetSpec_1030947,NSDL,Within Rock,endolith,Undergraduate (Lower Division),Microstructures,Deformation Mechanisms,Microbiology,Life Science,High School,Mineral Physics,Undergraduate (Upper Division),oai:nsdl.org:2200/20061121114609999T,Geoscience,Marine,Fabrics,Graduate/Professional

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