In the summer of 2009, Stanford Professor Chris Field embarked on a task of urgent global importance.
Scientists have developed a way of reading the universe's 'cosmic barometer' to learn more about ancient violent events in space.
(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.
(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 a variety ...
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 University in ...
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 time being, the ...
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.
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.