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Scientists Confirm Earth’s Inner Core is Solid

Scientists Confirm Earth’s Inner Core is Solid

The findings could help us understand how Earth was formed....

Oct 21 2018, 1:38pm CDT

NASA Scientists Identify Three Causes of Drift in Earth’s Spin Axis

NASA Scientists Identify Three Causes of Drift in Earth’s Spin Axis

Using observational data from 20th century, researchers have for the first time identified three processes responsible for this...

Sep 20 2018, 7:23am CDT

NASA Launches Advanced Laser Satellite to Measure Earth’s Ice

NASA Launches Advanced Laser Satellite to Measure Earth’s Ice

ICESat-2 will measure the thickness of ice sheets, glaciers and sea ice in an unprecedented manner....

Sep 16 2018, 2:23pm CDT

Earth’s Oldest Rocks were Likely Formed by Meteorites

Earth’s Oldest Rocks were Likely Formed by Meteorite Impacts

New study says that oldest Acasta felsic rocks could have been formed at low pressures and very high temperatures...

Aug 14 2018, 5:06am CDT

A Quadrillian Tons of Diamonds are Hidding Beneath the Earth’s Surface

A Quadrillion Tons of Diamonds have been Hiding Beneath the Earth’s Surface

The discovery was made possible by sound wave technology...

Jul 18 2018, 10:26pm CDT

Bogong Moths are First Insects Known to Use Earth’s Magnetic Field for Flying at Night

Bogong Moths are First Insects Known to Use Earth’s Magnetic Field for Flying at Night

Moths have a natural ability to sense the Earth's magnetic field and to adjust their paths accordingly...

Jun 22 2018, 9:04am CDT

Earth’s Closest Star System Alpha Centauri could Harbor Life

Earth's Closest Star System Alpha Centauri maybe Harboring Life

NASA's Chandra observations indicate that any planets in the system are not eroded by intense X-ray radiation from its two...

Jun 10 2018, 12:45pm CDT

How Does Earth’s Magnetic Field Change Solar Wind to a Gentle Breeze

How Does Earth’s Magnetic Field Change Solar Wind to a Gentle Breeze

Earth creates a bow shock in front of itself as it pushes through the solar wind and converts the energy to heat....

Jun 1 2018, 4:31pm CDT

A Mineral is Stealing Iron from Earth’s Crust

A Mineral is Stealing Iron from Earth’s Crust

New study says that iron is removed from continental crust by a mineral called garnet...

May 20 2018, 4:26am CDT

Venus and Jupiter Change Earth’s Orbit Every 405,000 Years

Venus and Jupiter Change Earth’s Orbit Every 405,000 Years

The gradual shift in Earth's orbit influences our climate and life forms...

May 13 2018, 6:56am CDT

NASA Spacecraft Find New Phenomenon in Earth’s Magnetic Field

NASA Spacecraft Find New Phenomenon in Earth's Magnetic Field

For the first time, researchers have observed a process called magnetic reconnection in a turbulent region of Earth's oute...

May 10 2018, 9:32pm CDT

NASA will Launch Twin Satellites to Monitor Changes in Earth’s Water and Ice

NASA will Launch Twin Satellites to Monitor Changes in Earth’s Water and Ice

The GRACE-FO spacecraft is having final preparations before its launch later in May...

May 5 2018, 2:01am CDT

Earth’s Magnetic Field is Not About Flip

Earth’s Magnetic Field is Not About to Flip

Earth’s Northern and Southern Poles may Do an About-Turn yet It is Highly Improbable...

May 2 2018, 9:52am CDT

Researchers Use Corn Syrup to Study Earth’s Evolution

Researchers Use Corn Syrup to Study Earth’s Evolution

URI student simulates Earth's shifting tectonic plates by using 2000 pound of corn syrup...

Mar 29 2018, 3:23am CDT

Earth’s Magnetic Poles are About to Flip, Experts Warn

Earth's Magnetic Poles are About to Flip, Experts Warn

If north and south magnetic poles swap places, they can affect life on Earth...

Feb 4 2018, 5:02am CST

More Earthquakes Predicted in 2018 as Earth’s Rotation Slows

More Earthquakes Predicted in 2018 as Earth’s Rotation Slows

Even a tiny slowdown in Earth's rotation could trigger more earthquakes than usual, says study...

Nov 24 2017, 6:05am CST

Japanese Scientists Plan to Drill into Earth's Mantle for the First Time

Japanese Scientists Plan to Drill into Earth's Mantle for the First Time

Scientists in Japan have unveiled their ambitious plan to drill through the ocean floor and into the Earth's mantle....

Apr 12 2017, 1:12am CDT

Parts of Earth’s Original Crust Discovered in Canada

Parts of Earth’s Original Crust Discovered in Canada

4.2-billion-year-old remnants of Earth's crust were recovered from rocks in northeastern Canada...

Mar 21 2017, 2:22pm CDT

Ancient Jars Hold Clues About Change in Earth’s Magnetic Field

Ancient Jars Hold Clues About Changes in Earth’s Magnetic Field

Researchers report that the jar handles revealed a gradual reduction in magnetic field' strength over the course of the si...

Feb 15 2017, 5:30am CST

How Does Earth’s Mantle Remain Solid Despite Extreme Heat

How Does Earth’s Inner Core Remain Solid Despite Extreme Heat?

New study may settle a longstanding debate over the structure of iron crystals within Earth's core...

Feb 14 2017, 6:25am CST

Scientists Say They have Discovered the Missing Element inside the Earth’s Core

Scientists Say They have Discovered the Missing Element inside the Earth’s Core

The final ingredient is most likely silicon, study suggests...

Jan 11 2017, 1:30pm CST

Japan Launches ERG Satellite to Study Earth’s Radiation Belts

Japan Launches ERG Satellite to Study Earth’s Radiation Belts

New Japanese spacecraft will help scientists in understanding the near earth environment with radiations.The Exploration of ene...

Dec 21 2016, 5:41am CST

Molten Iron Jet Stream Discovered in Earth’s Core

Molten Iron Jet Stream Discovered in Earth’s Core

Man-made satellites have detected a jet stream in the outer core of the planet earth....

Dec 20 2016, 4:43am CST

Crack Found in Earth’s Magnetic Shield

Crack Found in Earth’s Magnetic Shield

The suggested breach of the Earth’s line of defense from outer space was found by the GRAPES-3 experiment...

Nov 5 2016, 9:03am CDT

Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Moves Permanently Above 400 PPM

Earth’s Carbon Dioxide Moves Permanently Above 400 PPM

According to the experts, carbon dioxide levels in the earth’s atmosphere are higher than ever before....

Sep 30 2016, 4:37am CDT

Earth’s Ancient Magnetic Field was Different from Present day Field

Earth’s Ancient Magnetic Field was Different from Present day Field

New research suggests that ancient magnetic field was generated from several poles rather than the familiar two....

Jun 27 2016, 2:38pm CDT

Tiny Ocean Bacteria Plays a Big Role in Regulating Earth’s Climate

Tiny Ocean Bacteria Plays a Big Role in Regulating Earth’s Climate

Researchers have found how a hugely abundant bacteria called Pelagibacterales helps keep the atmosphere stable by producing an...

May 17 2016, 7:26am CDT

Scientists Discover 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Rocks within Earth’s Mantle with Two Birthmarks

Scientists Discover 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Rocks within Earth’s Mantle with Two Birthmarks

Some rocks that are billions of years old have been found from the earliest era of the earth’s genesis. They are approximately...

May 16 2016, 6:58am CDT

Oldest Fossil Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

Oldest Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

The presence of space dust on the earliest micrometeorites shows our home planet’s oxygen-rich atmosphere way back then....

May 12 2016, 8:09am CDT

Earth’s Axis are Shifting due to Melting Antarctica and Greenland Ice Melt

Earth’s Rotation is Changing due to Melting of Antarctica and Greenland Ice

It has been discovered that the melting of the ice sheets may contribute to changes in the earth’s rotational axis....

Apr 9 2016, 6:25am CDT

Earth’s Moon May Have Shifted Its Axis Three Billion Years Ago

Earth’s Moon May Have Shifted Its Axis Three Billion Years Ago

The latest scientific evidence shows us that the earth’s moon may have shifted its axis three billion years ago....

Mar 25 2016, 11:16am CDT

Dog and primate

Dogs and Some Primates Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field with Molecule in Their Eyes

A team of researchers from the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, the Goethe University Frankfurt, and the Universities of D...

Feb 24 2016, 5:54am CST

New Study Reveals How Complex Earth’s Ecosystem Was Early on

New Study Reveals How Complex Earth’s Ecosystems Were Early on

Earth's early ecosystem was more complex than originally thought....

Nov 30 2015, 7:53pm CST

Where Did Earth’s Water Came From?  Volcanic Rocks Unlock the Mystery

Where Did Earth’s Water Come From? Volcanic Rocks Unlock the Mystery

Water was present when the Earth was formed. It did not arrive via any asteroid or comet....

Nov 13 2015, 8:11pm CST

Lack of Large Animal Poop Is Hurting Earth’s Ecosystem

Lack of Large Animal Poop Is Hurting Earth’s Ecosystem

The extinction and decline in the populations of megafuana has damaged the planet's nutrient recycling system....

Oct 27 2015, 9:16pm CDT

Winter Solstice Tonight Could be the Longest in the Earth’s History

Winter Solstice Tonight Could be the Longest in the Earth’s History

The debate about this winter solstice being the longest corrected by scientists. Various factors accounted for this winter sols...

Dec 22 2014, 8:07am CST