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Dino-killing asteroid could have thrust Earth into two years of darkness

Tremendous amounts of soot, lofted into the air from global wildfires following a massive asteroid strike 66 million years ago, would have plunged Earth...

Experiments cast doubt on theory of how Earth was formed

New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be mistaken. The results of experiments to show how zinc...

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...

For under-Earth exploration, engineers deepen understanding of rock stress

Measuring unobservable forces of nature is not an easy feat, but it can make the difference between life and death in the context of...

Geoscientists find explanation for puzzling pockets of rock deep in Earth’s...

A team led by geoscientists from Arizona State University and Michigan State University has used computer modeling to explain how pockets of mushy rock...

Getting to the root of Iceland’s molten rock origins

New data reveal an unprecedented depiction of a region of partially molten rock deep within the Earth, which appears to be feeding material in...

Conductivity key to mapping water inside Earth

Hydrogen at elevated temperature creates high electrical conductivity in the Earth's mantle. New work by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) scientists shows the dispersal of...

Crustal limestone platforms feed carbon to many of Earth’s arc volcanoes

A new analysis suggests that much of the carbon released from volcanic arcs, chains of volcanoes that arise along the tectonic plates of a...

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...

The last survivors on Earth

The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the Sun dies, according to...

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