New study suggests Earth's lower mantle penetrated by metallic blobs
Where does all the gold come from?
Ultra high precision analyses of some of the oldest rock samples on Earth by researchers at the University of Bristol provides clear evidence that the planet's accessible reserves of precious metals are the ...
Third lunar mineral - Tranquillityite found in Western Australia
Researchers find fossilized ciliate in 200 million year old leech cocoon
Moon's molten, churning core likely once generated a dynamo
When the Apollo astronauts returned to Earth, they brought with them some souvenirs: rocks, pebbles, and dust from the moon's surface. These lunar samples have since been analyzed for clues to the moon's ...
Curtin geologists make a 'shocking' discovery
Research led by Curtin University geologists has uncovered a wealth of new evidence in the mineral zircon from lunar rock samples recovered during NASAs Apollo missions, revealing indisputable proof ...
Asteroid Attack 4 Billion Years Ago May Have Accelerated Life on Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- The bombardment of Earth nearly 4 billion years ago by asteroids as large as Kansas would not have had the firepower to extinguish potential early life on the planet and may even have given ...
New synchrotron X-ray technique could see hidden building blocks of life
Scientists from Finland and France have developed a new synchrotron X-ray technique that may revolutionize the chemical analysis of rare materials like meteoric rock samples or fossils. The results have been ...
NASA sting terrifies woman, 74
(AP) -- The elaborate mission to recover a moon rock led NASA agents to one of the most down-to-earth places: a Denny's restaurant in Riverside County.
Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart
Rock weathering may have led to 'Snowball Earth'
Curiosity rover collects first Martian bedrock sample
(Phys.org)—NASA's Curiosity rover has, for the first time, used a drill carried at the end of its robotic arm to bore into a flat, veiny rock on Mars and collect a sample from its interior. This is the ...
Scientists find Moon, asteroids share history
(Phys.org) —NASA and international researchers have discovered that Earth's moon has more in common than previously thought with large asteroids roaming our solar system.
California to vote on naming Apollo 11's garbage a historical resource
When the Apollo 11 astronauts blasted off from the moon, they left behind not just the small steps of men but a giant pile of equipment and junk for all of mankind.