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A New Russian Meteorite?
On Thursday 3 October, residents of the village of Bodaibo in the Irkutsk region of Siberia witnessed the fall of a large glowing object from space. Witnesses saw a large fireball in the sky, followed by a thunder-like sound, a flash of light, and a small earth tremor. Scientists from the Institute of Solar and Earth Physics of the Russian Academy of Science suspect the object is a large... View News Article (2002-10-04)

UCSB geologist discovers pattern in Earth's long-term climate record
In an analysis of the past 1.2 million years, UC Santa Barbara geologist Lorraine Lisiecki discovered a pattern that connects the regular changes of the Earth's orbital cycle to changes in the Earth's climate. View News Article (2010-04-07)

Research reveals Earth's core affects length of day
Research at the University of Liverpool has found that variations in the length of day over periods of between one and 10 years are caused by processes in the Earth's core. View News Article (2013-07-12)

U of M researchers unlock mystery of layer encircling the Earth's core
University of Minnesota associate professor of chemical engineering Renata Wentzcovitch and her team of researchers have confirmed the properties of a mineral (post-perovskite) that may form near the Earth's core in a layer called the D'' region. View News Article (2006-01-31)

Meteorites key to the story of Earth's layers: ANU media release
A new analysis of the chemical make-up of meteorites has helped scientists work out when the Earth formed its layers. View News Article (2015-04-14)

McGill researchers find oldest rocks on Earth
McGill University researchers have discovered the oldest rocks on Earth - a discovery which sheds more light on our planet's mysterious beginnings. View News Article (2008-09-26)

UBC study may solve age-old mystery of missing chemicals from Earth's mantle
Observations about the early formation of Earth may answer an age-old question about why the planet's mantle is missing some of the matter that should be present, according to UBC geophysicist John Hernlund. View News Article (2007-12-06)

Scientists probe Earth's core
We know more about distant galaxies than we do about the interior of our own planet. However, by observing distant earthquakes, researchers at the University of Calgary have revealed new clues about the top of the Earth's core in a paper published in the May edition of the journal Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors. View News Article (2010-04-29)

No Core In Volcanoes
A hot debate in the Earth Sciences is finally resolved in this week's issue of Nature. Researchers from the Department of Earth Sciences at Bristol University show that large volcanoes do not contain material from the Earth's core. This overturns previous theories that conflicted with models of how the Earth's magnetic field is sustained. The magnetic field results from the movement of liquid... View News Article (2004-01-12)

Earth-like planets have Earth-like interiors
Every school kid learns the basic structure of the Earth: a thin outer crust, a thick mantle, and a Mars-sized core. View News Article (2016-02-09)

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