News tagged with geological processes

The strange rubbing boulders of the Atacama

A geologist's sharp eyes and upset stomach has led to the discovery, and almost too-close encounter, with an otherworldly geological process operating in a remote corner of northern Chile's Atacama Desert.

dateOct 11, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The bug that lays the golden egg

Among the more peculiar organisms that inhabit our Earth exists a bacterium that turns water-soluble gold into microscopic nuggets of solid gold, scientists said Sunday.

dateFeb 03, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Monsoons spinning the Earth's plates: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have for the first time shown a link between intensifying climate events and tectonic plate movement in findings that could provide a valuable insight into why huge tremors occur.

dateApr 13, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The hazy history of Titan's air

What rocky moon has a nitrogen-rich atmosphere, Earth-like weather patterns and geology, liquid hydrocarbon seas and a relatively good chance to support life? The answer is Titan, the fascinating moon of Saturn.

dateOct 13, 2011 in Space Exploration
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