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February 22, 2019

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Did the Chicxulub Asteroid Knock Earth's Thermometer out of the Ballpark?

May 24, 2018 — When the Chicxulub asteroid smashed into Earth 65 million years ago, the event drove an abrupt and long-lasting era of global warming, with a rapid temperature increase of 5° Celsius (C) that ... read more

May 3, 2018 — Over the last 5000 years, Mount Taranaki volcano, located in the westernmost part of New Zealand's North Island, produced at least 16 Plinian-scale explosive eruptions, the latest at AD 1655. ... read more

Apr. 18, 2018 — Scientists have examined a slice from a meteorite that contains large diamonds formed at high pressure. The study shows that the parent body from which the meteorite came was a planetary embryo of a ... read more

Apr. 9, 2018 — Cosmo-chemists have performed the largest study to date of oxygen isotopes in lunar rocks, and found a small but measurable difference in the makeup of the moon and Earth. The research proposes that ... read more

Mar. 28, 2018 — Using satellite imaging, researchers for the first time identified a major magma supply into a reservoir extending almost two miles from the crater of a volcano in ... read more

Feb. 1, 2018 — About 12,800 years ago, thanks to fragments of a comet, humans saw an astonishing 10 percent of the Earth's land surface, or about 10 million square kilometers, consumed by ... read more

International Study Identify the Process of Rock Formed by Meteors or Nuclear Blasts

Jan. 16, 2018 — Scientists have made a model to map out the phases in which silica (SiO2) transforms into coesite, by analyzing how the inelastic scattering of light among molecules changes according to pressure ... read more

Jan. 10, 2018 — A detailed study of blue salt crystals found in two meteorites that crashed to Earth -- which included X-ray experiments found that they contain both liquid water and a mix of complex organic ... read more

Jan. 9, 2018 — Analyses on a small pebble found in south-west Egypt cast significant questions on a widely-held view about the primitive pre-solar dust cloud which our Sun, Earth and other planets were formed from. ... read more

Dec. 14, 2017 — Geologists exploring volcanic rocks on Scotland's Isle of Skye found something out-of-this-world instead: ejecta from a previously unknown, 60 million-year-old meteorite impact. The discovery, ... read more

Dec. 5, 2017 — Scientists have found the halogen levels in the meteorites that formed the Earth billions of years ago are much lower than previously ... read more

Nov. 20, 2017 — Life on Earth might have originated from tiny organisms brought to our planet in streams of fast-moving space dust, according to a new ... read more

Nov. 10, 2017 — An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater 180 km wide. The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the ... read more

Nov. 2, 2017 — A team of researchers has for the first time observed and recorded the creation of hexagonal diamond under shock compression, revealing crucial details about how it is formed. The discovery could ... read more

Oct. 31, 2017 — The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than originally thought, according to new ... read more

Oct. 23, 2017 — When the Chicxulub asteroid slammed into Earth about 66 million years ago, it obliterated 80 percent of Earth's species, blasted out a crater 200 kilometers across, and signaled an abrupt end to ... read more

Sep. 18, 2017 — Studies of craters in the Baltics (Estonia) are giving insights into the many impacts that have peppered the Earth over its long history. In southeastern Estonia, scientists have dated charcoal from ... read more

Experiments Cast Doubt on Theory of How Earth Was Formed

Aug. 14, 2017 — New geochemical research indicates that existing theories of the formation of the Earth may be ... read more

July 14, 2017 — The world's most indestructible species, the tardigrade, an eight-legged micro-animal, also known as the water bear, will survive until the sun dies, according to a new ... read more

Scientist Warns of Asteroid Danger

June 20, 2017 — An astrophysicists has warned that an asteroid strike is just a matter of ... read more

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