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April 19, 2017

 

Europe would look very different is the continents had not separated!

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 erupts periodically because of an unchanging natural process of water boiling underground

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

 

Antarctica is actually home to a multiple active volcanoes, including Mt. Erebus.

Antarctic Volcano?

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

March 7, 2014

 

Even oxygen-breathing animals as ancient as trilobite didn't come around until long after Earth's atmosphere had become oxygen-rich.

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

 

Earthquakes follow fracking sites around the country.

Fracking Quakes

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

October 14, 2013

 

Is earth's gravitational pull changing?

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?

October 10, 2013

 

Could this coral be over a hundred years old?

Years Ago, The Year Was 400 Days Long

Scientists have found fossil evidence from tropical corals that existed at that time, and they have about 400 daily growth rings per year.

September 25, 2013

 

Do you believe Mars has water?

A Tale Of Very Old Water

Canadian scientists studying water found deep in an underground mine have determined that the water is at least 1.5 billion years old, and maybe much older.

July 25, 2013

 

A crescent Mercury as seen from the approaching MESSENGER spacecraft.

How Old Is The Surface Of Mercury?

Scientists have a new estimate for the geological age of one of Mercury's oldest regions.

June 12, 2013

 

Curiosity rover at Yellowknife bay

Darwin’s Warm Little Martian Pond

NASA's Curiosity rover has found evidence for life-supporting conditions on ancient Mars.

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