geology

Cosmochemistry: Why study it? What can it teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has had some fantastic discussions with researchers on the importance of studying impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology,…

3 weeks ago

Europa Might Not Be Able to Support Life in its Oceans

Can Europa’s massive, interior ocean contain the building blocks of life, and even support life as we know it? This…

4 weeks ago

Planetary Geophysics: What is it? What can it teach us about finding life beyond Earth?

Universe Today has examined the importance of studying impact craters, planetary surfaces, exoplanets, astrobiology, solar physics, comets, and planetary atmospheres,…

4 weeks ago

There Were Glaciers… on Mercury?

I have lost count of how many times I have given public lectures and explained the temperature differences between Mercury…

5 months ago

Mercury is Still Shrinking

Mercury is considered a scorching, barren landscape that would literally melt your face off if you were standing on it…

6 months 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.

10 months ago

Venus’ Outer Shell is Thinner and “Squishier” Than Previously Believed

While Earth and Venus are approximately the same size and both lose heat at about the same rate, the internal…

1 year ago

Meteorites are Contaminated Quickly When They Reach Earth

On Earth, geologists study rocks to help better understand the history of our planet. In contrast, planetary geologists study meteorites…

1 year ago

Scientists Examine Geological Processes of Monad Regio on Neptune’s Largest Moon, Triton

In a recent study submitted to the journal Icarus, a team of researchers at the International Research School of Planetary…

1 year ago

Perseverance is Putting its Samples Onto the Surface of Mars, So a Future Helicopter can Pick Them Up

At this point in its mission, NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover has collected almost 50% of its samples. The rover is…

1 year ago