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The Moon’s Ancient Volcanoes Could Have Created Ice Sheets Dozens of Meters Thick

Everyone loves looking at the Moon, especially through a telescope. To see those dark and light patches scattered across its…

1 month ago

Is the Underground Lake on Mars Just Volcanic Rock?

Is Mars home to an underwater lake? Different researchers are reaching different conclusions. Some say remote sensing from the Mars…

5 months ago

You Can See the Spot Where Lava Broke Through the Wall of a Martian Crater and Began Filling it Up

At a fundamental level, Mars is a volcanic planet. Its surface is home to the Solar System's largest extinct volcano,…

2 years ago

Scientists in Japan Have Found a Detailed Record of the Earth’s Last Magnetic Reversal, 773,000 Years Ago

Every 200,000 to 300,000 years Earth's magnetic poles reverse. What was once the north pole becomes the south, and vice…

2 years ago

Maybe Volcanoes Could Explain the Phosphine in Venus’ Atmosphere

The detection of phosphine in Venus' atmosphere was one of those quintessential moments in space science. It was an unexpected…

2 years ago

How Do Volcanoes Erupt?

Volcanic eruptions are driven by a combination of mechanisms, which include pressure and heat in the Earth's mantle, as well…

6 years ago

What is the Difference Between Lava and Magma?

The difference between lava and magma, which is rather important when it comes to volcanic activity and geology, is just…

6 years ago

Igneous Rocks: How Are They Formed?

Igneous rocks are formed from rising magma, make up the vast majority of the Earth's crust, and tell us a…

7 years ago

10 Interesting Facts About Volcanoes

Want some volcano facts? Here are 10 interesting facts about volcanoes. Some of these facts you'll know, and others may…

7 years ago

Were Lunar Volcanoes Active When Dinosaurs Roamed the Earth?

The Moon's a very dusty museum where the exhibits haven't changed much over the last 4 billion years. Or so…

8 years ago