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Early Earth less hellish than previously thought
Sep 17, 2014
Conditions on Earth during its first 500 million years may have been cool enough to form oceans of water instead of being too hot for life to form.
Mantle plumes crack continents
Sep 8, 2014
Using a simulation with an unprecedentedly high resolution, scientists have shown that magma columns in the Earth's interior can cause continental breakup – but only if the Earth's skin is already taut.
New discovery: Microbes can create dripstones
Aug 18, 2014
New research shows that microbes can create dripstones in caves, illustrating how biological life can influence Earth’s geology.
New NASA Research Shows Giant Asteroids Battered Early Earth
Aug 3, 2014
More than four billion years ago, the surface of Earth was heavily reprocessed – or melted, mixed, and buried – as a result of giant asteroid impacts.
Deep earth recycling of the oceanic floor
Jun 6, 2014
A recent study provides new insight into the temperature of deep Earth.
Where Have All The Craters Gone?
Jun 3, 2014
A new study indicates that craters on Earth cannot be used to understand Earth's bombardment history.
Lower mantle chemistry breakthrough
Jun 1, 2014
New research reveals that the composition of the Earth’s lower mantle may be significantly different than previously thought.