Canada is the first nation to fully probe how
the lithosphere of a whole continent was forced together, and
sometimes torn apart, during thousands of millions of years
of drifting, squeezing, pulling and tearing, ever since Earth
formed within our solar system about 4,600 million years ago.
Probing Canada's lithosphere involves some 500 specialists from
the various fields of the earth sciences who lend their talents
to the LITHOPROBE Project, Canada's national inner space program,
the first national, multidisciplinary and deep exploration of
the roots and growth of a continent.