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EARTH: Endangered snow: How climate change threatens west coast water supplies
From Seattle to Los Angeles, anywhere from 50 to 80 percent of the water people use comes from mountain snow. (2011-06-20)
World's largest asteroid impacts found in central Australia
A 400-kilometer-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been found in Central Australia. (2015-03-23)
FSU geologist explores minerals below Earth's surface
In a paper published today in Scientific Reports, Assistant Professor of Geology Mainak Mookherjee explores how feldspar, one of the most important minerals in the Earth's crust, changes under pressure. (2016-10-13)
FSU researcher targeting mysteries of deep Earth
In a paper published this week, FSU Assistant Professor of Geology Mainak Mookherjee reports that water exists far deeper in the Earth than scientists previously thought. (2016-11-21)
NASA's Van Allen Probes spot man-made barrier shrouding Earth
Humans have long been shaping Earth's landscape, but now scientists know that we also can shape our near-space environment with radio communications, which have been found to interact with particles in space. (2017-05-17)
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. (2013-09-25)
New theory explains how the moon got there
Earth's Moon is an unusual object in our solar system, and now there's a new theory to explain how it got where it is, which puts some twists on the current 'giant impact' theory. (2016-10-31)
Astronomers discover Earth's bigger cousin
Today an international team of astronomers from NASA's Kepler mission have announced the discovery of a near-Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. (2015-07-23)
EARTH: Science illustrators -- making the invisible visible
From the tiny microcosms of atomic theory and futuristic colonies on Mars to dinosaurs walking the Earth, science illustrators translate scientific findings and theories into something lifelike, accurate and aesthetically pleasing. (2015-06-16)
International solar physics conference set June 1-6 at Montana State
An international conference on the sun-Earth-space relationship will be held June 1-6 at Montana State University. (2008-01-28)
EARTH Magazine: Navigating the risks of hazard research
After the 2012 conviction of six Italian geoscientists on manslaughter charges related to communication about the hazards prior to the L'Aquila earthquake in 2009, scientists worldwide are keen to understand the risks of their hazards research. (2013-12-20)
EARTH Magazine: The lizard king rises
A newly discovered giant lizard fossil was named after classic rocker. (2013-11-11)
Groundbreaking report details status of US secondary Earth science education
The Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding at the American Geosciences Institute, has released a landmark report on the status of Earth Science education in US middle and high schools, describing in detail significant gaps between identified priorities and lagging practice. (2013-10-17)
Earthshine reflects Earth's oceans and continents from the dark side of the moon
Researchers from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University have shown for the first time that the difference in reflection of light from the Earth's land masses and oceans can be seen on the dark side of the moon, a phenomenon known as earthshine. (2009-04-07)
Rosetta right on track for Earth swing-by
Preparations for Rosetta's Earth swing-by scheduled for tonight, 21:57 CET, are well underway. (2007-11-13)
NASA-funded balloon mission begins fourth campaign
From a site in Sweden, the BARREL team is launching a series of miniature scientific balloons to measure X-rays in Earth's atmosphere near the North Pole. (2016-08-17)
Earth's interior cycles contributor to long-term sea-level & climate change, scientists conclude
Ancient rises in sea levels and global warming are partially attributable to cyclical activity below the earth's surface, researchers from New York University and Ottawa's Carleton University have concluded in an analysis of geological studies. (2013-03-18)
Study opens new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans formed
A new study led by The Australian National University has found seawater cycles throughout the Earth's interior down to 2,900km, much deeper than previously thought, reopening questions about how the atmosphere and oceans formed. (2017-02-27)
Supporting life on Earth
Earth scientists from the University of Alberta, University of Waterloo, Arizona State University, University of California Riverside, and Georgia Institute of Technology have found evidence that Earth's transition to a permanently oxygenated atmosphere was anything but smooth. (2015-11-20)
Earth: Waves of disaster: Lessons from Japan and New Zealand
On Feb. 22, a magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand, killing nearly 200 people and causing $12 billion in damage. (2011-05-24)
Rosetta bound for outer Solar System after final Earth swingby
This morning, mission controllers confirmed that ESA's comet chaser Rosetta had swung by Earth at 8:45 CET as planned, skimming past our planet to pick up a gravitational boost for an epic journey to rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in 2014. (2009-11-13)
NASA's SDO spots a summer solar flare
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 12:20 p.m. (2014-07-08)
EARTH: Down to earth with Nobel Prize winner Adam Riess
Newly named Nobel Laureates Adam Riess, Saul Perlmutter and Brian P. (2011-10-05)
New sunspots producing space weather
On Jan. 13, 2013, at 2:24 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or CME. (2013-01-14)
Most changes in Earth's shape are due to changes in climate
Scientists using NASA satellite data found the shape of the Earth appears to be influenced by big climate events that cause changes in the mass of water stored in oceans, continents and atmosphere. (2005-01-07)
Surprisingly rapid changes in the Earth's core discovered
In a recent paper published in Nature Geoscience, the geophysicist Mioara Mandea from the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences, Potsdam and her Danish colleague Nils Olsen from the National Space Institute/DTU Copenhagen, have shown that motions in the fluid in the Earth's core are changing surprisingly fast, and that this, in turn, effects the magnetic field of our planet. (2008-07-07)
EARTH: Kamikaze typhoons spared Japan from Kublai Kahn
In a small lake along the Japanese coast, scientists have found evidence of turbulent waters centuries ago. (2015-04-06)
NASA news highlights at American Geophysical Union Meeting
NASA researchers will present new findings on a wide range of Earth and space science topics during the 2009 fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union. (2009-12-10)
EARTH: Why is a gallon of gas cheaper than a gallon of milk?
Robert L. Fares explores what causes the cost of gallon of milk to be so much higher than a gallon of gas. (2016-08-18)
Space dust may transport life between worlds, research suggests
Life on Earth might have originated from tiny organisms brought to our planet in streams of fast-moving space dust, according to a new study. (2017-11-20)
Chandrayaan-1 now in lunar transfer trajectory
Yesterday, following a fifth orbit-raising maneuver, the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft successfully settled into a trajectory that will take it to the Moon. (2008-11-05)
Earth's breathable atmosphere a result of continents taking control of the carbon cycle
Scientists investigating one of the greatest riddles of the Earth's past may have discovered a mechanism to help determine how oxygen levels in the atmosphere expanded to allow life to evolve. (2014-06-09)
At least 1 in 6 stars has an Earth-sized planet
The quest for a twin Earth is heating up. Using NASA's Kepler spacecraft, astronomers are beginning to find Earth-sized planets orbiting distant stars. (2013-01-07)
Eight new planets found in 'Goldilocks' zone
Astronomers announced today that they have found eight new planets in the 'Goldilocks' zone of their stars, orbiting at a distance where liquid water can exist on the planet's surface. (2015-01-06)
Aura launched, to better understand the air we breathe
Aura, a mission dedicated to the health of the Earth's atmosphere, successfully launched today at 6:01:59 a.m. (2004-07-15)
Atlas Mountains in Morocco are buoyed up by superhot rock, study finds
The Atlas Mountains defy the standard model for mountain structure in which high topography must have deep roots for support, according to a new study from Earth scientists at USC. (2014-01-02)
Mini NASA satellite begins environmental testing
Slightly larger than a cereal box, the Dellingr CubeSat will study the charged particles of Earth's outer atmosphere, which can drive changes in our space weather and impact satellites. (2016-08-08)
EARTH: Shake, rattle and roll
A team of researchers may have discovered a way to hear earthquakes. (2012-08-08)
Researchers identify a 'heartbeat' in Earth's climate
Analysis of ancient marine microfossils has revealed that the Earth's climate and the formation and recession of glaciation events in the Earth's history have corresponded with variations in the Earth's natural orbital patterns and carbon cycles. (2006-12-21)
Asteroid detection at NASA
In the 2005 NASA Authorization Act, Congress mandated that by 2020 NASA should be capable of detecting at least 90 percent of objects over 140 meters wide. (2009-08-11)
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