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 ...
Researchers find fossilized ciliate in 200 million year old leech cocoon
Third lunar mineral - Tranquillityite found in Western Australia
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 ...
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 ...
Something old, something new... Grand Canyon surprises
The Grand Canyon as we know it was formed between five and six million years ago, which is youthful in geological terms, but parts of it could be as old as 70 million years, scientists said Sunday.
Study of Idaho canyons suggests they were the result of massive flooding not erosion
Rock weathering may have led to 'Snowball Earth'
Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart
Water hidden in the Moon may have proto-Earth origin
Water found in ancient Moon rocks might have actually originated from the proto-Earth and even survived the Moon-forming event. Latest research into the amount of water within lunar rocks returned during ...
Researchers find evidence that suggests not all sulfur in the Earth's mantle came from meteorites
Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation
A team of U.S. and U.K. scientists has found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. Ian Dalziel, research professor at The ...
NASA's next Mars rover will advance hunt for past life
The next robotic rover to explore Mars in 2020 should scour the surface of the red planet more closely than ever for signs of past life, a NASA science team said Tuesday.