It’s not even at retirement age yet.
We don’t know whether Mars held life… but there’s certainly a lot of potential.
Let’s talk some mountains.
Can’t have a devastating water wave without water!
Geologists have made a shocking discovery in a crystal-rich cave in Mexico.
It was adorable, but also terrifying.
A stunning app put together by Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Project.
It might be a good thing… but we’re not sure yet.
Most waves form due to winds or tides, but tsunamis have a different cause altogether.
This is the story of the last in a breed of geological titans, a supercontinent we named Gondwana.
It’s a new time — geologically speaking, at least.
Fulfilling the job that scientists and unlucky undergrads have been doing for years, the kinetic machine Jller selects and sorts pebbles found on a 6 1/2 x 13 foot platform into a grid organized by geologic age. Without any assistance, the machine analyzes rocks based on their shape and sizes, understand their correct placement and transports them to the right place on
How did South America slot next to Africa? Where was my country a billion years ago?
It’s absolutely baffling that we’ve reached a level where we can not only study the geology of the Earth, but also that of other bodies in the solar system – in this case, the Moon. This is a false color mosaic constructed from a series of 53 images taken through three spectral filters by Galileo’s imaging system as the spacecraft flew
Before WWII, there weren’t that many plastics around. Today, we use so much that we could literally plaster the planet in one giant clingfilm. A paper published in the journal Anthropocene reviews the state of plastic production, use and pollution and concludes that no place on Earth has been spared.
Scientists working at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) have released the first ever digital geologic map of Alaska.
Gemologists working in Colombo, Sri Lanka, have confirmed the finding of the largest sapphire in the world.
NASA released a stunningly colorful new image of the dwarf planet Pluto, the latest in a series of images that steadily trickle down from the New Horizons probe since it left the solar system this July. And it’s not only eye candy either; the features this picture reveals has left the smart guys at the agency scratching their heads.
Geological maps can be awesome here on Earth, but when we have geological maps of extraterrestrial bodies… that’s when we get really excited.