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It Was Almost Certainly an Asteroid Impact that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs. In Fact, Volcanoes Might Have Helped Life Recover

It seems almost certain that an asteroid impact wiped out the dinosaurs. But only almost. Another competing theory won't completely…

4 days ago

Last Year’s Total Solar Eclipse on Earth, Seen From the Moon

On July 2, 2019, the Moon cast its shadow on the surface of the Earth. This time, the shadow's path…

2 weeks ago

Curiosity Sees Earth and Venus in the Night Skies on Mars

Normally the images from NASA’s Curiosity rover, currently sitting near “Bloodstone Hill” on Mars, are of alien vistas and rock…

2 weeks ago

Space Dust Delivered Water to Vesta, Could it Have Done the Same for Earth?

One of the most enduring questions about Earth regards the origins of its water. Where did it come from? One…

3 weeks ago

It Should Be Easiest to Search for Young Earth-like Planets When They’re Completely Covered in Magma

How did Earth evolve from an ocean of magma to the vibrant, life-supporting, blue jewel it is now? In its…

4 weeks ago

Astronomers Have Found the Star/Exoplanet Combo That’s the Best Twin to the Sun/Earth

At times, it seems like there's an indundation of announcements featuring discoveries of "Earth-like" planets. And while those announcements are…

4 weeks ago

The Meteor Impact that Wiped Out the Dinosaurs Created a Vast Underground Hydrothermal System

The Chicxulub impact event was an enormous catastrophe that left a huge imprint on the Earth's surface. Not only did…

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The Coast of Antarctica is Starting to Turn Green

The Antarctic Peninsula is the northernmost part of Antarctica, and has the mildest climate on the continent. In January, the…

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Ocean Circulation Might Be the Key to Finding Habitable Exoplanets

We've found thousands and thousands of exoplanets now. And spacecraft like TESS will likely find thousands and thousands more of…

1 month ago

Magnetic north is migrating towards Siberia. Here’s why

The North Pole ain't what it used to be. Well, the geographic North Pole stays fixed over time (mostly because…

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