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Revealing Earth’s early secrets

Addressing fundamental unknowns about the earliest history of Earth's crust, scientists have precisely dated the world's oldest rock unit at 4.02 billion years old....

Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations

The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, which is currently...

Growth rings on rocks give up North American climate secrets

Scientists have found a new way to tease out signals about Earth's climatic past from soil deposits on gravel and pebbles, adding an unprecedented...

Drilling reveals fault rock architecture in New Zealand’s central alpine fault

Rocks within plate boundary scale fault zones become fragmented and altered over the earthquake cycle. They both record and influence the earthquake process. In...

Crystals in Picabo’s rocks point to ‘recycled’ super-volcanic magma chambers

A thorough examination of tiny crystals of zircon, a mineral found in rhyolites, an igneous rock, from the Snake River Plain has solidified evidence...

Greenland Rocks Provide Evidence of Earth Formation Process

Rocks dating back 3.4 billion years from south-west Greenland's Isua mountain range have yielded valuable information about the structure of Earth during its earliest...

Rover’s Laser Instrument Zaps First Martian Rock

Mars Science Laboratory/Curiosity Mission Status Report PASADENA, Calif. - Today, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity fired its laser for the first time on Mars, using the...

Heavy metal meets hard rock: Battling through the ocean crust’s hardest...

Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Expedition 335 Superfast Spreading Rate Crust 4 recently completed operations in Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Hole 1256D, a deep...

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