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Geologists point to outer space as source of the Earth's mineral riches
According to a new study by geologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Maryland, the wealth of some minerals that lie in the rock beneath the Earth's surface may be extraterrestrial in origin. View News Article (2009-10-19)


3-D computer models aid research of Earth's core
The work of a University of Alaska Fairbanks post-doctoral fellow will be included in an article appearing in the upcoming issue of the journal, Science. View News Article (2006-11-29)


Water was present during birth of Earth
New research by The University of Manchester and the Carnegie Institution of Washington is to make scientists rethink their understanding of how Earth formed. View News Article (2010-05-14)


Scientists make new estimates of the deep carbon cycle
Over billions of years, the total carbon content of the outer part of the Earth -- in its upper mantle, crust, oceans, and atmospheres -- has gradually increased, scientists reported this month in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. View News Article (2015-06-22)


A speed gun for the Earth's insides
Researchers at the University of Bristol reveal today in the journal Nature that they have developed a seismological 'speed gun' for the inside of the Earth. View News Article (2010-10-28)


The continents as a heat blanket
Drifting of the large tectonic plates and the superimposed continents is not only powered by the heat-driven convection processes in the Earth's mantle, but rather retroacts on this internal driving processes. View News Article (2009-01-23)


Volcanic rock probe helps unlock mysteries of how Earth formed
New insights gleaned from volcanic rock are helping scientists better understand how our planet evolved billions of years ago. View News Article (2013-11-07)


Mysteries of the Atlantic
Cardiff University scientists will shortly set sail (March 5) to investigate a startling discovery in the depths of the Atlantic. View News Article (2007-03-02)


Clues to the Earth's ancient core
Old rocks hold on to their secrets. Now, a geophysicist at Michigan Technological University has unlocked clues trapped in the magnetic signatures of mineral grains in those rocks.  View News Article (2015-06-08)


Continuing Thanksgiving Eruptions On the Sun
On Nov. 23, 2012, at 8:54 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and the ESA/NASA mission the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, show that the Nov. 23 CME left the sun at speeds of 375 miles per second, which is a slow to average speed for... View News Article (2012-11-27)

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