Ice-loss moves the Earth 250 miles down
At the surface, Antarctica is a motionless and frozen landscape. Yet hundreds of miles down the Earth is moving at a rapid rate, new research has shown.
Documentary shows how a veggie garden for the moon can sustain life on Earth
(Phys.org) —When Apollo astronauts stood on the moon and looked back at the Earth, they were the first humans to see our planet as a completely isolated system, bounded on all sides by the endless black ...
Researchers find carbon reactions with basalt can form carbonate minerals faster than thought
Researchers using drones to better understand environmental phenomena
In the thick, dry grass of the Paso de Cortés mountain pass in Mexico, MIT's Earth Signals and Systems (ESS) group struggled to launch a small aircraft high up into the volcanic plume rising steadily from ...
Behind the scenes of the IPCC report, with Stanford scientists
In the summer of 2009, Stanford Professor Chris Field embarked on a task of urgent global importance.
'Cosmic barometer' could reveal violent events in universe's past
Scientists have developed a way of reading the universe's 'cosmic barometer' to learn more about ancient violent events in space.
Palaeontologists unearth rare 15-million-year-old bilby
(Phys.org) —An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia's answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage site in north west Queensland.
Image: Deploying CubeSats from the International Space Station
(Phys.org) —A set of NanoRacks CubeSats is photographed by an Expedition 38 crew member after deployment by the NanoRacks Launcher attached to the end of the Japanese robotic arm. The CubeSats program contains ...
How radiation rules Mars exploration
Nearly everything we know about the radiation exposure on a trip to Mars we have learned in the past 200 days.
A custom-built rig can put rock samples under the levels of strain they experience deep inside Earth
(Phys.org) —"I have always been interested in the origins of plate tectonics," said Philip Skemer, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington ...
In the eye of the beholder
Astrobiologists are developing 'intelligent' instruments that could help future robotic explorers make their own decisions about where and how to collect data. Although focused on Mars exploration for the ...
Atlas Mountains in Morocco are buoyed up by superhot rock, study finds
The Atlas Mountains defy the standard model for mountain structure in which high topography must have deep roots for support, according to a new study from Earth scientists at USC.
Rock weathering may have led to 'Snowball Earth'
Satellite's magnetic mapping mission
A scientist from the University of Liverpool will play a leading role in the European Space Agency's (ESA) satellite mission to study the Earth's geomagnetic field.