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Venus Could Have Supported Life for Billions of Years

A new study by a team of NASA scientists indicates that Venus could have been habitable for billions of years…

2 months ago

It Looks Like Plate Tectonics Aren’t Required to Support Life

According to a new study, it is possible that extra-solar planets with no plate tectonics might be capable of supporting…

1 year ago

Volcanic Hydrogen Gives Planets a Boost for Life

A new study by a team of astronomers from the Carl Sagan Institute at Cornell University indicates that habitable zones…

3 years ago

What is the Difference Between Active and Dormant Volcanoes?

Whether a volcano is active or dormant is complicated, as these geological features can have very long lifespans that go…

3 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…

3 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…

3 years ago

What Causes Air Pollution?

Air pollution is a major issue facing us Earthlings, and knowing its causes (both natural and man-made) is a key…

4 years ago

Venus Compared to Earth

Venus and Earth share many characteristics, being terrestrial planets, but are also significantly different. Here's how and where they differ...

4 years ago

Scientists Suggest Evidence of Recent Lunar Volcanism

[/caption] A team of researchers at India's Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) claims it has found evidence of relatively recent volcanic…

8 years ago