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New model reconciles the Moon's Earth-like composition with the giant impact theory of formation
The giant impact believed to have formed the Earth-Moon system has long been accepted as canon. (2012-10-17)
Evidence from Hawaiian volcanoes shows that Earth recycles its crust
Rutgers University geological sciences professor Claude Herzberg offers new evidence that parts of the Earth's crust that long ago dove hundreds or thousands of kilometers into the Earth's interior have resurfaced in the hot lava flow of Hawaiian volcanoes. (2006-11-29)
Major Changes In Mineral Chemistry And Properties At High Pressure Seen
Changes in the magnetic structure of minerals at high pressures might have significant implications for the structure and evolution of the Earth and may have a significant impact on the planet's magnetic field. (1997-01-30)
EARTH: Mobile mapping with LIDAR hits the road
A new generation of LIDAR, or Light Detection and Ranging technology, is bringing the laser-based survey method down to Earth. (2012-04-26)
Students and astronauts use powerful new tool to explore Earth fom space
On Oct. 12, Richard Garriott, a citizen astronaut and son of former astronaut Owen Garriot, takes Windows on Earth software to the International Space Station. (2008-09-23)
Comparing Mars to Earth: Catastrophe and history
This GSA Special Paper focuses on the catastrophic events that have influenced both Mars and Earth and is part of the ongoing search for the correct balance between catastrophic and uniformitarian processes. (2009-05-01)
NASA camera catches moon 'photobombing' Earth
For only the second time in a year, a NASA camera aboard the DSCOVR satellite captured a view of the moon as it moved in front of the sunlit side of Earth. (2016-07-11)
March launch planned for ESA's gravity mission
ESA is now gearing up to return to Russia to oversee preparations for the launch of its GOCE satellite -- now envisaged for launch on March 16, 2009. (2009-02-04)
EARTH: The energy-water nexus: Managing water in an energy-constrained world
Of all the water on Earth, less than 3 percent is available for human use, and as climates change and populations boom, the strategies used to extract it will become increasingly complex. (2013-07-03)
New metal hydride clusters provide insights into hydrogen storage
A study published by researchers at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute (ASI) has shed first-ever light on a class of heterometallic molecular structures whose unique features point the way to breakthroughs in the development of lightweight fuel cell technology. (2011-09-22)
Big diamonds have liquid metal roots, deep in the Earth
After closely inspecting massive diamonds, scientists suggest they not only have unusual sizes but also unusual origins. (2016-12-15)
Partial eclipse of the sun visible across UK
If the weather is good, viewers across the UK will be treated to a partial solar eclipse on Aug. (2017-08-15)
NASA schedules American Geophysical Union Meeting media events
NASA researchers will present new findings to the media on a wide range of Earth and space science topics during the 2007 Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union. (2007-12-06)
Silver tells a volatile story of Earth's origin
Tiny variations in the isotopic composition of silver in meteorites and Earth rocks are helping scientists put together a timetable of how our planet was assembled beginning 4.568 billion years ago. (2010-05-13)
Ancient meteorite impact sparked long-lived volcanic eruptions on Earth
Large impacts were common on the early Earth and were likely much more important than previously thought in shaping our planet. (2017-05-03)
EARTH: Neutralizing the rain
In the 1980s, acid rain was a big topic of conversation. (2012-06-21)
Argonne researchers discover keys to improving commerical magnet technology
Permanent magnets are important in a broad variety of commercial technologies, from car starters to alternators for wind power generation to computer hard drives. (2005-11-18)
Enormous X-ray solar flare seen by SOHO
The third most powerful solar X-ray flare on record, a remarkable X17.2 category explosion, erupted from sunspot 10486 on Tuesday, 28 October 2003. (2003-10-29)
EARTH: Drinking toilet water
Would you drink water from a toilet? What if that water, once treated, was cleaner than what comes out of the faucet? (2013-01-28)
EARTH: Making tracks through the dinosaur diamond
EARTH Magazine travels through time to meet the major players of the Triassic, Jurassic and Cretaceous -- from sauropods and theropods to protomammals -- that created the rich tapestry of life in this region millions of years ago. (2016-04-26)
Research journey to the center of the Earth
Researchers say they may be one step closer to solving the mystery at the core of the Earth. (2017-01-31)
A new Goldilocks for habitable planets
The search for habitable, alien worlds needs to make room for a second 'Goldilocks,' according to a Yale University researcher. (2016-08-19)
Earth science education toolkit expands Spanish, English offerings
Nearly 30 educational activities and resources have been added to the newly updated SEED Earth Science Week Online Toolkit, a partnership of Schlumberger Excellence in Educational Development and the American Geological Institute, which provides Earth science education resources in both Spanish and English. (2011-09-20)
The electric eye of Cyclone Bansi
Though this image may look like they come from a science fiction movie, it is in fact a photograph of tropical cyclone Bansi as seen at night by astronauts on the International Space Station. (2015-01-28)
EARTH: D-Day's legacy sands
Next week marks the 67th anniversary of D-Day, when the Allies stormed the beaches at Normandy, France, and changed the face of World War II. (2011-05-31)
Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences to become AGI's third International Associate
The American Geosciences Institute welcomes the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences as the third member of the International Associates Program. (2012-01-09)
Meteorites may have transferred life between planets in the solar system say science authors
A team of research scientists from McGill University, the California Institute of Technology and Vanderbilt University suggest that the Martian meteorite ALH84001 was capable of transferring life between Mars and Earth, according to new research reported in the 27 October issue of the international journal Science. (2000-10-25)
Cluster and Double Star witness a new facet of Earth's magnetic behaviour
Five spacecraft from two ESA missions unexpectedly found themselves engulfed by waves of electrical and magnetic energy as they travelled through Earth's night-time shadow on 5 August 2004. (2006-03-30)
American Geosciences Institute Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding
Today, a national center focused on the geosciences launches the world's most comprehensive and up-to-date online clearinghouse for Earth and space science information and educational resources, ranging from high school curricula and classroom activities to video collections, career resources, and national research reports. (2013-10-16)
EARTH Magazine: The trouble with turtles
Turtles are the last major living vertebrate group to be placed firmly on the tree of life, and the arguments are getting messy. (2014-03-31)
News about the light-dependent magnetic compass of birds
Birds have a light-dependent compass in their eyes. A research group at Goethe University Frankfurt, together with French colleagues, has elucidated how this compass works at the molecular level. (2016-06-06)
This week from AGU: Magma ocean, Underwater waves, & 5 new research papers
This week from AGU: Magma ocean, Underwater waves, & 5 new research papers. (2015-11-18)
How did plate tectonics start on Earth?
Hot mantle plume rising to the lithosphere induced the first large-scale sinking of lithospheric plates. (2015-11-11)
SOHO watches Saturn and Cassini pass behind Sun
In this SOHO image, taken 21 July 2005, the Sun is represented by the white circle in the centre. (2005-07-27)
NASA Earth System Science at 20 -- Symposium June 22-24
Twenty years ago NASA started a program to study our planet from space as a whole rather than its individual parts. (2009-06-02)
EARTH: Trash-to-treasure
One man's trash is quickly becoming society's new treasure. In the August issue of EARTH Magazine, we explore how materials that were once considered garbage are now being recognized for their true potential as valuable energy resources capable of solving multiple problems at once. (2012-07-31)
Details of solar particles penetrating the Earth's environment revealed
Co-ordinated efforts by China/ESA's Double Star and ESA's Cluster spacecraft have allowed scientists to zero in on an area where energetic particles from the Sun are blasting their way through the Earth's magnetic shield. (2006-10-03)
Experimental study of the electrical conductivity of hydrous minerals under high P-T conditions
Hydrous minerals are important water carriers in the crust and the mantle, especially in the subduction zone. (2016-03-29)
Rosetta closes in on Earth -- a second time
ESA's comet chaser, Rosetta, is on its way to its second close encounter with Earth on Nov. (2007-11-08)
How to deflect asteroids and save the Earth
You may want to thank David French in advance. Because, in the event that a comet or asteroid comes hurtling toward Earth, he may be the guy responsible for saving the planet. (2009-04-16)
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