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3 Billion Years Ago, the World Might Have Been a Waterworld, With No Continents At All

Evidence from an ancient section of the Earth's crust suggest that Earth was once a water-world, some three billion years…

4 weeks ago

The Moon’s Magnetosphere Used to be Twice as Strong as the Earth’s

A new MIT-led study has shown how the Moon once had a more powerful magnetic field than Earth and why…

3 months ago

It’s Snowing Iron Near the Earth’s Core

New research by a team of geophysicists has revealed that "snow" could be a regular feature in Earth's core region.

3 months ago

Science Fiction Might Be Right After All. There Might Be Breathable Atmospheres Across the Universe

The last few years has seen an explosion of exoplanet discoveries. Some of those worlds are in what we deem…

4 months ago

Landslides Work Differently on Mars, and Now We Might Know Why

Some landslides, both here on Earth and on Mars, behave in a puzzling way: They flow a lot further than…

4 months ago

Giant Meteor Impacts Might Have Triggered Early Earth’s Plate Tectonics

A new study by an Australian-US team has found that a large impact that happened ca. 3.2 billion years ago…

4 months ago

There Could be Planets Out There Which are Even More Habitable than Earth

According to a recent study presented at this year's Goldschmidt Geochemistry Congress, there may be exoplanets out there that are…

7 months ago

Fossilized Clams Had Evidence of a Meteorite Impact Inside Them

When an extraterrestrial object slams into the Earth, it sends molten rock high into the atmosphere. That debris cools and…

8 months ago

1.2 billion years ago, a 1-km asteroid smashed into Scotland

New research by a team of UK scientists has located the site of the massive impact that took place in…

10 months ago

Rovers on Mars should be searching for rocks that look like pasta – they’re almost certainly created by life

According to a new study, future NASA missions to Mars should look for "pasta-like" mineral structures, which are an indication…

10 months ago