geology

SAFOD Gets to Heart of San Andreas Fault

SAFOD Gets to Heart of San Andreas Fault

Rock sample drilled up from the San Andreas Fault (Source – TGDaily.com) Drilling down into the heart of an earthquake has long been a deep desire for many scientists. Recently, that desire has been obtained as the international team, the ...

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New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

New Type of Moon Rocks Discovered

Scientists at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, have discovered a new type of moon rock thanks to the Moon Mineralogy Mapper instrument aboard the Indian Space Agency’s Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft. The imaging spectrometer took the first high resolution pictures of ...

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Ancient Pygmy Sea Cow Discovered

Ancient Pygmy Sea Cow Discovered

A new study, published by researcher from McGill University, Canada, has reported the finding of sea cow fossil, shedding light on evolution during the Middle Eocene period. The study’s success is mainly due to the intact condition in which the ...

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How Saturn’s Moon Got Its Stripes

How Saturn’s Moon Got Its Stripes

Researchers from the University of Melbourne have revealed the origins of tiger stripes and a subsurface ocean on Enceladus, one of Saturn’s many moons. In addition to explaining these geological features, the study sheds light on the evolution of planets ...

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Supercomputer Models Earth’s Early Interior

Supercomputer Models Earth’s Early Interior

Researchers at the University of California at Davis are modeling the early interior of the Earth using supercomputers. These models show the distribution of four different types of iron at the point when magma crystallized into its solid form 4.5 ...

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New Evidence Supports Ice Age Comet Theory

Recent geological evidence gathered in Ohio and Indiana has been verified by a University of Cincinnati assistant professor as support of a comet theory, claiming a comet explosion over earth was the cause of drastic changes to life on our ...

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