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Study sheds new light on earth’s evolution

Research from the University of Texas at Arlington and the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology suggests that hydrogen, oxygen, water and carbon dioxide are...

Scientists produce best estimate of Earth’s composition

Scientists at ANU have produced the best estimate of Earth's elemental composition which will help them understand how the Earth formed 4.6 billion years...

Lunar dynamo’s lifetime extended by at least 1 billion years

New evidence from ancient lunar rocks suggests that an active dynamo once churned within the molten metallic core of the moon, generating a magnetic...

Scientists shed light on carbon’s descent into the deep Earth

Examining conditions within the Earth's interior is crucial not only to give us a window back to Earth's history but also to understand the...

Quantum mechanics inside Earth’s core

Without a magnetic field life on Earth would be rather uncomfortable: Cosmic particles would pass through our atmosphere in large quantities and damage the...

Earth’s first example of recycling – its own crust!

Rock samples from northeastern Canada retain chemical signals that help explain what Earth's crust was like more than 4 billion years ago, reveals new...

20 Things You Didn’t Know About “Inner Earth”

1. In 1692 Edmond Halley (of comet fame) proposed that the Earth is hollow. Below the outer crust where we live, he pictured two...

Taking Earth’s inner temperature

The temperature of Earth's interior affects everything from the movement of tectonic plates to the formation of the planet. A new study led by Woods...

‘Quartz’ crystals at Earth’s core power its magnetic field

The Earth's core consists mostly of a huge ball of liquid metal lying at 3000 km beneath its surface, surrounded by a mantle of...

New theory explains how Earth’s inner core remains solid despite extreme...

Even though it is hotter than the surface of the Sun, the crystallized iron core of Earth remains solid. A new study from KTH...

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