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A 400 kilometre-wide impact zone from a huge meteorite that broke in two moments before it slammed into the Earth has been found in Central Australia...
The Kepler satellite discovers exoplanets by measuring the light drop from a star when a planet moves in front of it. Maths can uncover many more...
Natural forces have always caused the climate on Earth to fluctuate. Now researchers have found geological evidence that some of the same forces as...
As everyone who lives in the San Francisco Bay Area knows, the Earth moves under our feet. But what about the stresses that cause earthquakes? How...
Violent collisions between the growing Earth and other objects in the solar system generated significant amounts of iron vapor, according to a new...
During the second half of the 21st century, the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will face persistent drought worse than anything seen in times...
Seismic waves are helping scientists to plumb the world’s deepest mystery: the planet’s inner core. Thanks to a novel application of earthquake-...
A paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience today reports evidence for a new way of looking at the centre of the Earth. Geophysicists from the...
Vast ranges of volcanoes hidden under the oceans are presumed by scientists to be the gentle giants of the planet, oozing lava at slow, steady rates...
Seismic investigations from the Qinling-Dabie-Sulu orogenic belt in eastern China suggest that this region was affected by extreme mantle...

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