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New view of tectonic plates

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computational scientists and geophysicists at the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology have developed new computer algorithms that for the first time allow ...

dateAug 26, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Improved detection of radio waves from space

Geodesy is the scientific discipline that deals with the measurement of the Earth. One of the measurement techniques it employs uses radio waves from far-distant objects in space to determine factors such ...

dateMay 04, 2015 in Astronomy
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Questions of continental crust

Geological processes shape the planet Earth and are in many ways essential to our planet's habitability for life. One important geological process is plate tectonics – the drifting, colliding and general ...

dateNov 27, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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Image: Messy peaks of Zucchius

Even to the naked eye, our Moon looks heavily cratered. The snippet of carved and pitted lunar surface shown in this image lies within a 66 km-wide crater known as Zucchius. From our perspective, Zucchius ...

dateJul 21, 2014 in Space Exploration
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The Isthmus of Panama: Out of the Deep Earth

As dates in geologic history go, the formation of the slender land bridge that joins South America and North America is a red-letter one. More than once over the past 100 million years, the two great landmasses ...

dateApr 01, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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