Geology

Astrobiology Geology news on Earth’s mantle, Outer Core Interactions, Ocean Tides, Earth’s composition, Earth’s birth, Early volcanism, Earth’s Evolution, chaotic solar system, Earth’s carbon cycle and much more.

  • Earth’s Mineral Evolution
    New research shows that minerals on Earth have co-evolved with life. Up to two thirds of known minerals can be linked to biological activity, highlighting the important connection between the biosphere and the geology of Earth.
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  • Earth's Mineral Evolution
    New research shows that minerals on Earth have co-evolved with life. Up to two thirds of known minerals can be linked to biological activity, highlighting the important connection between the biosphere and the geology of Earth.
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  • Earth’s Oldest Rocks
    Scientists have discovered rocks that are 4.28 billion years old, making them 250 million years more ancient than any previously discovered rocks. Our planet formed about 4.6 billion years ago, so these rocks could provide a unique window on the young Earth.
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  • Earth's Oldest Rocks
    Scientists have discovered rocks that are 4.28 billion years old, making them 250 million years more ancient than any previously discovered rocks. Our planet formed about 4.6 billion years ago, so these rocks could provide a unique window on the young Earth.
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  • Diamonds May Be Life’s Birthstone
    Researchers have come up with a new model in which the first molecules of life formed on diamonds.
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  • Diamonds May Be Life's Birthstone
    Researchers have come up with a new model in which the first molecules of life formed on diamonds.
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  • Lukewarm Supervolcano
    Yellowstone is known for its hot springs and geysers, and the unique forms of life that inhabit them. Scientists are now learning more about the mysterious 'supervolcano' that powers these environments, and whether or not the giant could erupt again.
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  • Complex Volcanoes
    For the first time, scientists have mapped an elaborate maze of magma chambers beneath the volcanoes of Iceland. The unique view into a complex subterranean world could provide important information about earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
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  • Revising Earth’s History
    Geologists have found that major basins in India are 500 million years older than previously thought. The study may lend weight to idea that complex life originated earlier in Earth's history.
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  • Revising Earth's History
    Geologists have found that major basins in India are 500 million years older than previously thought. The study may lend weight to idea that complex life originated earlier in Earth's history.
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