Earth

  • New research is helping scientists understand fundamental properties of the Earth, such as the spread of sea floors and melting of the outer core.
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  • New research shows that the Earth's core is simultaneously melting and freezing due to the circulation of heat in our planet's mantle.
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  • New research shows that the Earth's core is simultaneously melting and freezing due to the circulation of heat in our planet's mantle.
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  • A new study is causing scientists to re-think the events that led to the end of a 'Snowball Earth' ice age some 600 million years ago.
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  • New visualizations of the Earth from space provide a unique image of how the Earth has changed over the past 750 million years.
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  • New visualizations of the Earth from space provide a unique image of how the Earth has changed over the past 750 million years.
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  • Observations from ESA's GOCE satellite have provided the best ever map of Earth's gravity. The research could further our understanding of the Earth.
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  • Observations from ESA's GOCE satellite have provided the best ever map of Earth's gravity. The research could further our understanding of the Earth.
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  • Scientists agree, in no uncertain terms, that the Moon did not cause the earthquake in Japan. Understanding the causes and effects of earthquakes is important for astrobiologists who are trying to determine how events on Earth will shape life's future on our planet.
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  • The magnitude 8.9 earthquake in Japan was the result of thrust faulting between the Pacific and North American plates. The shift of mass made the Earth's rotation speed up by 1.6 microseconds.
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