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Rivers on three worlds tell different tales

The environment on Titan, Saturn's largest moon, may seem surprisingly familiar: Clouds condense and rain down on the surface, feeding rivers that flow into...

Sea level as a metronome of Earth’s history

Sedimentary layers record the history of Earth. They contain stratigraphic cycles and patterns that precisely reveal the succession of climatic and tectonic conditions that...

NASA’s EPIC view spots flashes on Earth

One million miles from Earth, a NASA camera is capturing unexpected flashes of light reflecting off our planet. The homeward-facing instrument on NOAA's Deep...

Stirring things up in the Earth’s mantle

New insights into the convection patterns of the Earth's mantle and its chemical makeup have been revealed by a researcher from the University of...

10 Biggest Impact Craters on Earth

Vredefort Crater Asteroid impact date: Estimated 2 billion years ago Location: Free State, South Africa Specs: Also known as the Vredefort Dome, the Vredefort crater has an...

What Earth was like 4.4 billion years ago?

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) say the early Earth was likely to be barren, flat and almost entirely under water with a...

New theory on how Earth’s crust was created

More than 90% of Earth's continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material...

Battered Earth revived by mineral weathering after mass extinction

Bedrock of Earth got severely beaten up by hothouse climate conditions during one of planet’s mass extinctions some 200 million years ago. But the...

Rock samples indicate water is key ingredient for crust formation

By examining the cooling rate of rocks that formed more than 10 miles beneath the Earth's surface, scientists led by The University of Texas...

Discovery in northern lakes may be key to understanding early life...

A team of researchers has discovered that many Canadian lakes can provide new insights into ancient oceans, and their findings could advance research about...

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