The Earth had continental crust much earlier than thought — potentially life, too

The Earth’s ‘young’ phase might have been much shorter than we assume.

The moon is moving away from Earth and this is making days longer

Early Earth had 5-hour days.

Amazing views of Earth captured by NOAA’s latest weather satellite

The level of detail is exceptional.

Making babies on Mars will be challenging and might even lead to a new species of humans

Are we ready for the biggest ethical challenges mankind has ever faced?

Despite their violent impacts, asteroids could still deposit water on Earth

Ever wondered where the water you drink truly comes from?

Japan stumbles upon massive, “semi-infinite” underwater treasure trove of rare earth elements

Cheaper smartphones ahoy!

NASA Explores the Use of Robotic Bees on Mars

Marsbees could cover a lot more ground on the Red Planet than sluggish rovers.

Silicon-based life on Earth? Only artificially, so far — but maybe natural on other planets

A team of researchers forced bacteria to create carbon-silicon bonds, and their experiment showcases why life on our planet chose carbon.

The moon may have formed from a giant spinning donut of vaporized rock

Homer Simpson is drooling over this story.

The Search for Alien Life: We Have Been Looking in the Wrong Places

If there are any, aliens should be less conspicuous and charismatic-looking than most people think.

Ever wanted to see how far apart the Earth and the Moon are? Well, now you can

It’s not exactly accurate, but it’s a dazzling display.

The Earth whispers in a low hum that’s now been recorded for the 1st time underwater

This planet is restless to its core.

NASA records 20 years of changing seasons in new global map

The ebb of 20 years worth of seasons condensed in 2.5 minutes.

The Ever-changing and Skepticized Van Allen Belts

Each of the two belts surrounds the Earth in a sort of doughnut-shaped formation.

Ancient cosmic collissions between small bodies could explain quirk of early solar system formation

Early Earth could have lost as much as 40% of its mass during collisional growth.

Follow the last 30 years of humanity shaping the planet through the eyes of Google’s Timelapse

Bird’s eye view.

Power lines over Lake Pontchartrain elegantly demonstrate the curvature of Earth

Set, Game, and Match, flat-earthers!

Uranus has a magnetosphere that turns on and off every day

Not all planets are as lucky as Earth.

Why 7.5 billion people on Earth is bad news

We are legion!

Silica rains helped form Earth’s crust four and a half billion years ago

Talk about hailstone, right?