- Researchers Confirm Discovery Of Earth's Innermost Core
Geologists at the University of Illinois have confirmed the discovery of Earth’s inner, innermost core, and have created a three-dimensional model that describes the seismic anisotropy and texturing of iron crystals within the inner core. “For many years, ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 10 2008 - 11:33am
- Are Large-Scale Simulations Of Water Dynamics Wrong?
In Vadose Zone Journal, researchers state that a much smaller spatial resolution should be used for modeling soil water. Soils are complicated porous media that are highly relevant for the sustainable use of water resources. Not only the essential basis fo ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 10 2008 - 2:33pm
- The Peruvian Meteorite That Became The Carancas Fireball
On Sept. 15, 2007, an object hurtled through the sky and crashed near the village of Carancas in Peru. Scientists dispatched to the site found a gaping hole in the ground. Peter Schultz, professor of geological sciences at Brown University and an expert in ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 11 2008 - 11:51pm
- Maps Of Molten Lava Under The Atlantic Show Spots 8 Miles Thick
For the first time scientists have mapped the layers of once molten rock that lie beneath the edges of the Atlantic Ocean and measure over eight miles thick in some locations. The research gives us a better understanding of what may have happened during th ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 27 2008 - 10:37am
- The Magnesium Secret To Continental Staying Power
New research suggests that the geological staying power of continents comes partly from their losing battle with the Earth's oceans over magnesium. The research finds continents lose more than 20 percent of their initial mass via chemical reactions in ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2008 - 11:38am
- How Old Is The Grand Canyon?
New geological evidence radiometric dating indicates the Grand Canyon may be so old that dinosaurs once lumbered along its rim, pushing back its assumed origins by 40 million to 50 million years. The researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 10 2008 - 7:31pm
- Evolution Of Venus- Too Fast And Too Slow
Scientists analysing the data from the European Venus Express spacecraft now orbiting Earth's prodigal twin planet have been piecing together an understanding of why the climate on both worlds is so different. Professor Fred Taylor of Oxford Universit ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2008 - 12:24am
- Gondwana- The Mysterious Demise Of An Ancient Supercontinent
Gondwana was a ‘supercontinent' comprised of Antarctica, South America, Africa, Madagascar, Australia-New Guinea, and New Zealand, as well as Arabia and the Indian subcontinent of the Northern Hemisphere. It existed between 500 and 180 million years a ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 23 2008 - 12:15pm
- Wabash Valley Fault- That Earthquake In Illinois Could Be The Start Of Something
The earthquake on April 18, 2008, about 120 miles east of St. Louis, registered 5.2 on the Richter scale and hit at 4:40 a.m. with a strong aftershock occurring at approximately 10:15 a.m. that morning, followed by lesser ones in subsequent days. The initi ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2011 - 3:19pm
- Dupal Anomaly In The Arctic Is A Geological Mystery
Scientists probing volcanic rocks from deep under the frozen surface of the Arctic Ocean have discovered a special geochemical signature until now found only in the southern hemisphere. The rocks were dredged from the remote Gakkel Ridge, which lies under ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2008 - 11:51pm