Russia pulls huge 'Chelyabinsk meteor chunk' from lake (Update 2)
Russian divers Wednesday pulled from a murky lake in the Urals a half-tonne suspected meteorite said to have been part of a meteor whose ground-shaking shockwave hurt 1,200 people in February.
How ants investigate the housing market when searching for their ideal home
An immediate and chronic concern for many of us is how the housing market influences the whole economy: surprisingly ants also have issues over the value of new homes, researchers from the University of Bristol ...
'Jake_M': Unusual Mars rock described
The first rock that scientists analyzed on Mars with a pair of chemical instruments aboard the Curiosity rover turned out to be a doozy – a pyramid-shaped volcanic rock called a "mugearite" that is unlike ...
Researchers claim evidence suggests cichlid fish evolved long after Gondwana rifted apart
Simulation capability illuminates geothermal energy potential
An Idaho FALCON is offering insight into underground happenings worldwide.
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
NASA spacecraft reactivated to hunt for asteroids: Probe will assist agency in search for candidates to explore
(Phys.org) —A NASA spacecraft that discovered and characterized tens of thousands of asteroids throughout the solar system before being placed in hibernation will return to service for three more years ...
Molten magma can survive in upper crust for hundreds of millennia
Reservoirs of silica-rich magma – the kind that causes the most explosive volcanic eruptions – can persist in Earth's upper crust for hundreds of thousands of years without triggering an eruption, according ...
Meteorites' age is at center of Mars history debate
Planetary scientists dream of sending a geologist to Mars to study its rocks by hand. Until then, they have to settle for examining meteorites - chunks of the Red Planet that land on Earth after hurtling through ...
New study ignites debate over Indonesia's mud volcano
Scientists on Sunday sparked a fresh debate over what triggered Indonesia's Lusi mud volcano, still spewing truckloads of slime more than seven years after it leapt catastrophically into life.
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.
NASA Mars rover Curiosity begins delayed road trip
It took longer than expected, but NASA's Curiosity rover is finally heading toward a Martian mountain.