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Most of Earth's carbon was hidden in the core during its formative years
Carbon is essential for life as we know it and plays a vital role in many of our planet's geologic processes -- not to mention the impact that carbon released by human activity has on the planet's atmosphere and oceans. (2020-03-31)
Paired with super telescopes, model Earths guide hunt for life
Cornell University astronomers have created five models representing key points from our planet's evolution, like chemical snapshots through Earth's own geologic epochs. (2020-03-26)
Study challenges common view of oxygen scarcity on Earth 2 billion years ago
Geologists at University of Tartu and University of Alberta in collaboration with an international research team found evidence for elevated oxygen levels 2 billion years ago, in contradiction to previously accepted models that predict low oxygen at that time. (2020-03-24)
Giant clam shells: Unprecedented natural archives for paleoweather
A research team led by Prof. YAN Hong, from the Institute of Earth Environment found that Tridacna shells have the potential to be used as an unprecedented archive for Paleoweather reconstructions. (2020-03-16)
Earth's mantle, not its core, may have generated planet's Early magnetic field
A trio of studies are the latest developments in a paradigm shift that could change how Earth history is understood. (2020-03-15)
Arrival delayed! Water, carbon and nitrogen were not immediately supplied to Earth
Writing in Nature, Cologne scientists present important new findings regarding the origin of oceans and life on Earth. (2020-03-12)
A new record of deglaciations in last million years shows persistent role of obliquity pacing
Over the last million years, small variations in Earth's orbit continued to trigger and terminate global glaciations, throughout and after the Mid-Pleistocene Transition, according to a new study, which presents a novel high-resolution record of the last 11 deglaciations. (2020-03-12)
What causes an ice age to end?
Research by an international team helps to resolve some of the mystery of why ice ages end by establishing when they end. (2020-03-12)
UNM scientists find Earth and Moon not identical oxygen twins
Scientists at The University of New Mexico have found that the Earth and Moon have distinct oxygen compositions and are not identical in oxygen as previously thought according to a new study released today in Nature Geoscience. (2020-03-10)
Quantum mechanical simulations of Earth's lower mantle minerals
The theoretical mineral physics group of Ehime University led by Dr. (2020-03-02)
New study reveals the secret of magmatic rocks consisting of only one mineral
Geologists from Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, have come up with an original explanation of how nature may produce an intriguing class of magmatic rocks that are made up of only one type of mineral. (2020-03-02)
Astronomy student discovers 17 new planets, including Earth-sized world
University of British Columbia astronomy student Michelle Kunimoto has discovered 17 new planets, including a potentially habitable, Earth-sized world, by combing through data gathered by NASA's Kepler mission. (2020-02-27)
'Mars quakes': First seismological data help understand the Red Planet's composition
Almost 14 months after the landing of NASA's InSight Mission on Mars, researchers present the first data ever gathered on the Red Planet's seismic activity. (2020-02-26)
Solar storms could scramble whales' navigational sense
When our sun belches out a hot stream of charged particles in Earth's general direction, it doesn't just mess up communications satellites. (2020-02-24)
How earthquakes deform gravity
Researchers at the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ in Potsdam have developed an algorithm that for the first time can describe a gravitational signal caused by earthquakes with high accuracy. (2020-02-21)
The Earth formed much faster than previously thought
By measuring iron isotopes, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown that our planet originally formed much faster than previously thought. (2020-02-20)
Journey to the center of Mars
While InSight's seismometer has been patiently waiting for the next big marsquake to illuminate its interior and define its crust-mantle-core structure, two scientists, have built a new compositional model for Mars. (2020-02-19)
First research results on the 'spectacular meteorite fall' of Flensburg
A fireball in the sky, accompanied by a bang, amazed hundreds of eyewitnesses in northern Germany in mid-September last year. (2020-02-17)
Heat transport property at the lowermost part of the Earth's mantle
Lattice thermal conductivities of MgSiO3 bridgmanite and postperovskite (PPv) phases under the Earth's deepest mantle conditions were determined by quantum mechanical computer simulations. (2020-02-13)
Simulations identify missing link to determine carbon in deep Earth reservoirs
How much carbon lies deep in the Earth's water reservoirs? (2020-02-10)
There's a twist in the story of volcanism & mass extinctions, say CCNY researchers
An emerging scientific consensus is that gases -- in particular carbon gases -- released by volcanic eruptions millions of years ago contributed to some of Earth's greatest mass extinctions. (2020-02-10)
Scientists show solar system processes control the carbon cycle throughout Earth's history
This new work sheds fresh light on the complicated interplay of factors affecting global climate and the carbon cycle -- and on what transpired millions of years ago to spark two of the most devastating extinction events in Earth's history. (2020-02-10)
Past climate safe havens now most vulnerable
The profound threat of future climate change to biodiversity demands that scientists seek ever more effective ways to identify the most vulnerable species, communities, and ecosystems. (2020-02-03)
Viscosity measurements offer new insights into the earth's mantle
An international research group with Dr. Longjian Xie from the Bavarian Research Institute of Experimental Geochemistry & Geophysics (BGI) of the University of Bayreuth has succeeded for the first time in measuring the viscosity that molten solids exhibit under the pressure and temperature conditions found in the lower earth mantle. (2020-02-03)
Australia's orroral valley fire consumes over 155,000 acres in a week
NASA's Terra satellite saw yet another fire, known as the Orroral Valley Fire, break out in the Canberra region of Australia, specifically in and around the Namadgi National Park. (2020-02-03)
Meteorites reveal high carbon dioxide levels on early Earth
Tiny meteorites no larger than grains of sand hold new clues about the atmosphere on ancient Earth, according to scientists. (2020-01-29)
Tiny, ancient meteorites suggest early Earth's atmosphere was rich in carbon dioxide
Tiny meteorites that fell to Earth 2.7 billion years ago suggest that the atmosphere at that time was high in carbon dioxide, which agrees with current understanding of how our planet's atmospheric gases changed over time. (2020-01-24)
New research finds Earth's oldest asteroid strike linked to 'big thaw'
Curtin University scientists have discovered Earth's oldest asteroid strike occurred at Yarrabubba, in outback Western Australia, and coincided with the end of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth. (2020-01-22)
Signals from inside the Earth: Borexino experiment releases new data on geoneutrinos
The Borexino collaboration has presented new results for the measurement of neutrinos originating from the interior of the Earth. (2020-01-22)
New research provides evidence of strong early magnetic field around Earth
New research from the University of Rochester provides evidence that the magnetic field that first formed around Earth was even stronger than scientists previously believed. (2020-01-20)
Active asteroid unveils fireball identity
At around 1 a.m. local standard time on April 29, 2017, a fireball flew over Kyoto, Japan. (2020-01-15)
Is there a second planet orbiting the nearest star to the sun?
An analysis of cyclical changes in the light spectrum emitted by Proxima Centauri, the star closest to the Sun, suggests it may be orbited by a second planet. (2020-01-15)
How the solar system got its 'Great Divide,' and why it matters for life on Earth
Scientists have finally scaled the solar system's equivalent of the Rocky Mountain range. (2020-01-13)
Shocked meteorites provide clues to Earth's lower mantle
An international team of scientists have completed a complex analysis of a ''shocked meteorite'' and gained new insight into Earth's lower mantle. (2020-01-10)
Collection of new bird species discovered on small Wallacean islands
Hidden away on a trio of tiny and under-explored Wallacean islands off the eastern Indonesian coast, researchers discovered 10 new species and subspecies of songbirds, according to a new study, bringing a long-overlooked pocket of local biodiversity to light. (2020-01-09)
Russian scientists have found a way to make laser optics more effective and cheaper
The research team of the IKBFU developed a fundamentally new method of manufacturing laser optics, which is based on the use of rare-earth metal ions of ytterbium and its oxide. (2019-12-20)
Scientists find iron 'snow' in Earth's core
The Earth's inner core is hot, under immense pressure and snow-capped, according to new research that could help scientists better understand forces that affect the entire planet. (2019-12-19)
New insights into the formation of Earth's crust
New research from Mauricio Ibanez-Mejia at the University of Rochester gives scientists better insight into the geological processes responsible for the formation of Earth's crust. (2019-12-18)
Finding a killer electron hot spot in Earth's Van Allen radiation belts
JAXA and NASA satellite observations show where killer electrons are generated in the Van Allen radiation belts surrounding Earth. (2019-12-13)
For the first time: Mapping the winds of mars' upper atmosphere with MAVEN
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has allowed researchers to map the winds that blow high above the red planet's surface, reports a new study, which measures the global circulation of Mars' upper atmosphere for the first time. (2019-12-12)
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