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I was fascinated by how unique our plant is.Especially when we can grow crops and have mountains and rivers when other planets do not. Can you please explain how and why the composition of the Earth’s crust are differ from the composition of the universe as a whole? thanks

Answer
I think, especially as we get data from Mars, Venus and other distant solar objects, that what we are learning is that Earth's place in the solar system - specifically - its distance from the Sun - is what the big difference is.  Our temperate climate is such that it can support life and that is the main difference.

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Fraser

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Fraser Hamilton

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I have over 15 years of professional experience in the environmental geology field. I am well versed in general geology types of questions and answers. In addition I have a keen understanding of physical stratigraphy (especially in the Valley and Ridge of Central PA) and cycles.

Experience

Eight years of education, fifteen years of professional experience. Have worked or studied in ME, PA, TX, KY, IN, TN, OH, WA and Scotland.

Publications
Geological Society of America
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Properties Magazine
Cleveland Bar Association
Cleveland Engineering Society

Education/Credentials
BA Geology/Math, University of Maine at Farmington
MA Geology - Physical Stratigraphy, Temple University
Post Grad Studies Geology - Texas A&M University

Awards and Honors
Distinguished graduate teaching award, Temple University

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