Earth

It Doesn't Take Much to Get a Runaway Greenhouse Effect

During the 1960s, the first robotic explorers began making flybys of Venus, including the Soviet Venera 1 and the Mariner…

6 months ago

It Doesn’t Take Much to Get Tilted Planets

Chinese and Indian astronomers were the first to measure Earth's axial tilt accurately, and they did it about 3,000 years…

7 months ago

The Combination of Oxygen and Methane Could Reveal the Presence of Life on Another World

In a recent study, a pair of researchers from the Carl Sagan Institute developed a model for finding exoplanets similar…

8 months ago

OSIRIS-REx Returned Carbon and Water from Asteroid Bennu

Carbon and water are so common on Earth that they're barely worth mentioning. But not if you're a scientist. They…

8 months ago

If Earth is Average, We Should Find Extraterrestrial Life Within 60 Light-Years

A new study estimates that there could be 11,000 habitable planets within 100 parsecs of our Sun, the nearest being…

9 months ago

NASA Confirms That 2023 was the Hottest Summer on Record

Yesterday, NASA's Goddard Institute of Space Studies (GISS) announced that the summer of 2003 was the hottest on record. This…

9 months ago

Interpreting Dune Patterns: Insights from Earth and Mars

A recent study published in the journal Geology attempts to interpret the patterns of dunes, which are sand mounds frequently…

10 months ago

The Most Intense Lightning Ever Seen Came From Last Year's Tonga Volcano Eruption

The enormous undersea volcano that erupted in Tonga last year was record-breaking in many regards. It generated the highest-ever recorded…

12 months ago

Did Life Need Plate Tectonics to Emerge?

It's widely accepted that Earth's plate tectonics are a key factor in life's emergence. Plate tectonics allows heat to move…

1 year ago

A Day on Earth Used to Only Be 19 Hours

A new study has revealed that for 1 billions years, a day on Earth lasted for about 19 hours.

1 year ago