- What Came First, The Earth Or The Water On It? Science Now Knows The Answer
Our life on earth began in water but how did it 'evolve'? To get an understanding of the link between the chemistry of carbon and water, scientists can track the various forms, or isotopes, of its constituent hydrogen and oxygen atoms over the hi ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 4 2022 - 10:05am
- The Largest Earthquake On Mars Ever Detected
Mars doesn’t have tectonic plates like Earth, but it does have volcanically active regions that can cause rumbles, and one way to develop a better understanding of Mars’ mantle and core is to examine seismic active. In March, NASA’s InSight lander detected ...
Article - News Staff - May 11 2022 - 8:27am
- Will There Be Water Wars In The Future?
With the population at 8 billion and on its way to 10, there is renewed concern about resources, but water? Yes, though the percentage of the world's water that is potable can be counted on one hand many countries don't have access to oceans. And ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 23 2022 - 10:08am
- Earth’s Water Did Not Come From Melted Meteorites
Water is over 70 percent of the surface of the earth but how that came to be, through what mix of random chance and extraterrestrial involvement, has been a debate. Earth is a relatively small planet and relatively near its star so creating large surface o ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2023 - 10:30am
- Volcanoes Have Huge Climate Impact, Including Underwater Ones
Natural events like solar cycles, wildfires, and volcanoes have created dramatic shifts in climate throughout history. Sometimes they even have cultural impact, such as the 'year without a summer' in Europe due to a volcano on the other side of t ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 11 2023 - 10:53am
- An Earth Day Should Be 60 Hours Long- Here's Why It Never Happened
Everyone knows a 'day'- one rotation of Earth- is around 24 hours long and lengthening at a rate of some 1.7 milliseconds every century. Yet 2 billion years ago it was 19.5 hours and at that rate we should have days lasting 60 hours. Yet we don ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2023 - 2:43pm