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Posts tagged geology

September 11, 2017

 

A River and a road

A River Meanders

Rivers prefer not to flow in straight lines.

July 31, 2017

 

The Indian Ocean

The Rediscovered Microcontinent of Mauritia

Geologists have found proof that a microcontinent exists near the island of Mauritius.

July 17, 2017

 

An image of the Earth at night. All darks blues with areas of small white and yellow lights.

The New Continent

Zealandia, off the eastern coast of Australia, has existed for millions of years.

June 14, 2017

 

water flowing into bright blue water

What Is Rock Flour?

Why are some mountain lakes so beautiful? Thank a glacier.

April 19, 2017

 

Europe at night

When Continents Collide: The History Of Our Planet

It was one of the Earth's momentous times. Continents collided. Volcanoes erupted. Ocean currents shifted. Species ran amok.

April 11, 2017

 

Old Faithful erupting

Old Faithful

Geysers spout up where a column of underground water is heated to boiling by "magma," or molten rock, pushing the water upward.

April 9, 2014

 

Mt. Erebus steams against a blue sky

Antarctic Volcano?

According to geologists, there's something very hot going on under all that ice.

March 7, 2014

 

Trilobite fossil

A Change In The Air

Most of us take our oxygen-rich atmosphere for granted. Once upon a time, though, Earth's air was very different.

November 12, 2013

 

Oil drill pumps water at a fracking site.

Fracking Quakes

Scientists link fracking to the surge in earthquakes across the U.S.

October 14, 2013

 

a picture of earth from space

Has Earth’s Gravitational Pull Been Changing?

If the earth keeps accumulating mass, does that mean that the Earth's gravitational pull has been increasing?

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