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Former piece of Pacific Ocean floor imaged deep beneath China

In a study that gives new meaning to the term "rock bottom," seismic researchers have discovered the underside of a rocky slab of Earth's...

Donwilhelmsite : New mineral from the moon could explain what happens...

A team of European researchers discovered a new high-pressure mineral in a lunar meteorite which is helping to explain what happens to materials within...

Geologist helps confirm date of earliest land plants on Earth

A new UO study confirms what earth scientists have long suspected: Plants first appeared on land about 460 million years ago, in the middle...

A new way of looking at the Earth’s interior

There are places that will always be beyond our reach. The Earth's interior is one of them. But we do have ways of gaining...

Earth grows fine gems in minutes

Rome wasn't built in a day, but some of Earth's finest gemstones were, according to new research from Rice University. Aquamarine, emerald, garnet, zircon and...

Geologists solve puzzle that could predict valuable rare earth element deposits

Pioneering new research has helped geologists solve a long-standing puzzle that could help pinpoint new, untapped concentrations of some the most valuable rare earth...

Uncovering new understanding of Earth’s carbon cycle

In a new study led by a University of Alberta Ph.D. student, researchers used diamonds as breadcrumbs to provide insight into some of Earth's...

Understanding Earth’s ‘deep-carbon cycle’

New geologic findings about the makeup of the Earth's mantle are helping scientists better understand long-term climate stability and even how seismic waves move...

Has Earth’s oxygen rusted the Moon for billions of years?

To the surprise of many planetary scientists, the oxidized iron mineral hematite has been discovered at high latitudes on the Moon, according to a...

Probing the origin of the mantle’s chemically distinct ‘scars’

The composition of Earth's mantle was more shaped by interactions with the oceanic crust than previously thought, according to work from Carnegie's Jonathan Tucker...

The age of Earth’s inner core revised

By creating conditions akin to the center of the Earth inside a laboratory chamber, researchers have improved the estimate of the age of our...

Grain Size : What is Grain Size? How is Grain Size...

What is Grain Size? Grain size is the diameter of singular sediment grains, or the lithified particles in clastic rocks. The term may apply to...

Geologists publish new findings on carbonate melts in Earth’s mantle

Geologists from Florida State University's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science have discovered how carbon-rich molten rock in the Earth's upper mantle might...

Cooling of Earth caused by eruptions, not meteors

Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ago, according...

Study could rewrite Earth’s history

Curtin University-led research has found new evidence to suggest that the Earth's first continents were not formed by subduction in a modern-like plate tectonics...

How does Earth sustain its magnetic field?

How did the chemical makeup of our planet's core shape its geologic history and habitability? Life as we know it could not exist without Earth's...

Earth’s magnetic field can change 10 times faster than previously thought

A new study by the University of Leeds and University of California at San Diego reveals that changes in the direction of the Earth's...

By 2025, carbon dioxide levels in Earth’s atmosphere will be higher...

By 2025, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels will very likely be higher than they were during the warmest period of the last 3.3 million...

Geologists identify deep-earth structures that may signal hidden metal lodes

If the world is to maintain a sustainable economy and fend off the worst effects of climate change, at least one industry will soon...

Precise measurement of liquid iron density under extreme conditions

Using the large synchrotron radiation facility SPring-8 in Japan, a collaboration of researchers from Kumamoto University, the University of Tokyo, and others from Japan...

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