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Images of Earth and moon captured by Rosetta
Images taken right after Rosetta's second Earth swing-by last night are now available. (2007-11-14)
NASA's SDO catches a double photobomb
On Sept. 13, 2015, as NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, kept up its constant watch on the sun, its view was photobombed not once, but twice. (2015-09-14)
NASA's SDO observes Earth, lunar transits in same day
On March 11, 2013, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory was treated to two transits. (2013-03-11)
Rosetta: OSIRIS' view of Earth by night
This striking composite of Earth by night shows the illuminated crescent over Antarctica and cities of the northern hemisphere. (2007-11-15)
The geology of the Civil War
Historians have spent decades analyzing the military actions of the Civil War. (2008-10-03)
Greeting another new year without a leap second
From 1972 until 1999, 22 seconds were added to the world's time in order to keep atomic time synchronized with the Earth's time, as measured by the Earth's spin. (2003-12-19)
Liverpool scientist discovers new layer of the Earth
A University of Liverpool scientist has discovered a new layer near the Earth's core, which will enable the internal temperature of the Earth's mantle to be measured at a much deeper level than previously possible. (2005-04-14)
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. (2013-07-11)
The biggest solar X-ray flare ever is classified as X28
It has been announced that the massive solar X-ray flare which occurred on 4 November was, at best estimate, an X28. (2003-11-07)
Detecting near-Earth objects
Congress has tasked NASA with detecting more near-Earth objects (NEOs) -- asteroids and comets that orbit the sun and could pose a potential hazard to Earth because they approach or cross the planet's orbit. (2010-01-20)
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. (2010-04-06)
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. (2016-02-08)
Comets may have delivered significant portions of Earth's xenon
A new study suggests that roughly 22 percent of the element xenon found in Earth's atmosphere may have come from comets. (2017-06-08)
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. (2007-12-05)
NASA's SDO witnesses a double eclipse
Early in the morning of Sept. 1, 2016, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, caught both Earth and the moon crossing in front of the sun. (2016-09-02)
Earth Science Week 2013 theme announced: "Mapping Our World"
The American Geosciences Institute is pleased to announce that the theme of Earth Science Week 2013 will be (2013-01-15)
Experts explain origins of topographic relief on Earth, Mars and Titan
The surfaces of Earth, Mars, and Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have all been scoured by rivers. (2017-05-19)
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. (2015-04-13)
NASA spacecraft investigate clues in radiation belts
NASA's Van Allen Probes uncover new phenomena in our near-Earth environment with their unique double orbit. (2017-03-27)
Scientists describe 'human world'
The internationally syndicated Earth & Sky Radio Series today announced the launch of a special report on its web site on what it calls (2005-09-21)
EARTH: How dinosaurs arose
Ask your kid what happened to the dinosaurs, and he or she will likely tell you that an asteroid killed them all. (2011-01-18)
Antenna anomaly may affect SOHO scientific data transmission
The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) spacecraft expects to experience a blackout in the transmission of its scientific data during the week of 22 June 2003. (2003-06-24)
Missing chromium is clue to planet formation
Early in the formation of the Earth, some forms of the element chromium separated and disappeared deep into the planet's core, a new study by UC Davis geologists shows. (2011-02-24)
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. (2012-11-26)
New insights into how magnetic lines around Earth reconnect
High-resolution measurements from NASA spacecraft have unraveled the mysteries of magnetic reconnection around Earth -- a phenomenon whereby magnetic field lines break and reconnect, releasing energy and accelerating particles. (2016-05-12)
X-raying the Earth with waves from stormy weather 'bombs'
Using a detection network based in Japan, scientists have uncovered a rare type of deep-earth tremor that they attribute to a distant North Atlantic storm called a 'weather bomb.' The discovery marks the first time scientists have observed this particular tremor, known as an S wave microseism. (2016-08-25)
NASA's SDO observes another mid-level solar flare
An image, captured at 11:06 a.m. EDT on May 22, 2013, from the ESA/NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory shows the conjunction of two coronal mass ejections streaming away from the sun. (2013-05-22)
Other Planets Influence Earth's Climate, University Of Toronto Scientist Says
A University of Toronto professor says a better understanding of the Earth's climate requires a better understanding of the interaction between the planet's geophysical processes and the dynamics of the Solar System as a whole. (1997-12-17)
EARTH: Rise of community remote sensing
If you ask someone involved in community remote sensing to define the emerging field, the most likely response will be a chuckle followed by (2011-03-22)
Asteroid fragments could hint at the origin of the solar system
University of Manchester scientists are among the few in the world selected to analyze minute asteroid fragments which could shed light on the origin and evolution of the solar system. (2012-10-04)
Here Comes The Sun...
As the recent solar mass-ejection arrives at the Earth, it is expected to produce a marked increase in the brightness of the aurora or (1997-04-09)
EARTH: Trade imbalance, America exports emissions to China
America has made great strides in recent years to reduce carbon emissions by increasing efficiency and turning to other, low or non-carbon energy sources. (2010-12-10)
EARTH: 5 outstanding questions in Earth science
What are today's biggest unanswered questions in earth science? In the July issue of EARTH Magazine, experts from a variety of disciplines weigh in on what they consider to be the biggest unsolved mysteries across the geosciences and how they think we may solve them. (2012-06-27)
EARTH -- OPEC and oil: The next 50 years
Over the past five decades, OPEC has earned a reputation for being a powerful cartel that controls the world's oil production and prices -- but there are limits to OPEC's influence and wealth. (2011-01-05)
Baffin Island provides insights into origin of Earth's water
Analysis of lava from deep within Earth's mantle suggests that water-soaked dust grains present early in the solar system, as the planets were just beginning to form, are the source of our planet's water. (2015-11-12)
Did comets flood Earth's oceans?
Did the Earth form with water locked into its rocks, which then gradually leaked out over millions of years? (2004-06-16)
The Moon and Europe -- Rosetta OSIRIS images
As Rosetta closed in on Earth, swung by and then left on its course again, several instruments on the spacecraft were busy taking snaps. (2007-11-16)
NASA spacecraft capture an Earth directed coronal mass ejection
On Aug. 20, 2013 at 4:24 am EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME, a solar phenomenon which can send billions of tons of particles into space that can reach Earth one to three days later. (2013-08-20)
NASA spacecraft observe Nov. 20 solar eruption
On Nov. 20, 2012, at 7:09 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with a coronal mass ejection or CME. (2012-11-20)
What everyone should know about Earth sciences summarized in free NSF-funded e-booklet
If you're clueless about petrology, paleobiology and plate tectonics, the National Science Foundation and the Earth Science Literacy Initiative have just released a free pamphlet offering a concise primer on what all Americans should know about the Earth sciences. (2009-06-04)
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