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Mapping the Moho with GOCE
The first global high-resolution map of the boundary between Earth's crust and mantle - the Moho - has been produced based on data from ESA's GOCE gravity satellite. Understanding the Moho will offer new clues into the dynamics of Earth's interior. View News Article (2012-03-12)

EARTH: Source code: The methane race
What is the lifespan of a natural gas deposit? How quickly is our planet's permafrost melting? And does life exist on other planets? View News Article (2012-01-12)

Not batty conservation
Noah had it easy. To weather the storm of impending disaster that would wipe-out life on earth, he simply protected a male and female of each species on the ark. Protecting contemporary biodiversity from the deluge of human activities that threaten life on earth is more difficult and requires a global network of reserves that includes all species. In the most recent issue of Ecology Letters,... View News Article (2003-09-17)

Earth: Finding new oil and gas frontiers
Where to next in the search for oil and gas? EARTH examines several possible new frontiers - including the Arctic, the Falkland Islands, the Levant, Trinidad and Tobago and Sudan - where oil and gas exploration are starting to take hold.  View News Article (2011-01-11)

Activity Continues On the Sun
Solar activity continued on May 14, 2013, as the sun emitted a fourth X-class flare from its upper left limb, peaking at 9:48 p.m. EDT. This flare is classified as an X1.2 flare and it is the 18th X-class flare of the current solar cycle. The flare caused a radio blackout - categorized as an R3, or strong, on NOAA's space weather scales from R1 to R5 -- which has since subsided. View News Article (2013-05-16)

Earth and Moon through Rosetta's eyes
ESA's comet chaser mission Rosetta took these infrared and visible images of Earth and the Moon, during the Earth fly-by of 4/5 March 2005 while on its way to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. These images, now processed, are part of the first scientific data obtained by Rosetta. "The Earth fly-by represented the first real chance to calibrate and validate the performance of the Rosetta's... View News Article (2005-05-03)

EARTH: Travertine buildup reflects Ancient Rome's water usage
For years historians and scientists have tried to understand the ancient marvel of the Roman aqueducts to better understand Rome itself. View News Article (2015-11-16)

Ancient soils reveal clues to early life on Earth
Oxygen appeared in the atmosphere up to 700 million years earlier than we previously thought, according to research published today in the journal Nature, raising new questions about the evolution of early life. View News Article (2013-09-26)

Why we live on Earth and not Venus
Compared to its celestial neighbours Venus and Mars, Earth is a pretty habitable place. So how did we get so lucky? A new study sheds light on the improbable evolutionary path that enabled Earth to sustain life.  View News Article (2015-07-22)

Clues to our birth may be written in space
Extraterrestrial molecules found in meteorites may hold the key to the origin of life on Earth, according to chemistry research at the University. View News Article (2005-01-21)

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