Take a look back at the former home of the Dallas Cowboys before the April 11 implosion

Seismologists Use Stadium Implosion to Map Underside of Earth

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    Texas Stadium was imploded April 11, 2010.

    Seismic data from the tumble-down destruction of Texas Stadium in Irving could help scientists and students learn more about the earth's makeup.

    The former home of the Dallas Cowboys was imploded April 11.

    The Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday that the blast brought down more than 4 million pounds of concrete.

    David Boyd is a geography teacher at Conrad High School in Dallas. Boyd says the blast could help as scientists and students attempt to map the underside of the Earth.

    Jay Pulliam, who teaches geophysics at Baylor University, says knowing more about the crust and mantle below the Dallas-Fort Worth area can shed light about how the planet's continents were formed.

    Boyd's job has been to monitor a seismograph that was hidden behind some trees on University of Dallas land near the stadium site.