Earth is not a perfect sphere, so the answer to what’s the tallest mountain in the world will surprise you.
Worry and excitement, all in one paper.
There’s no proof. But the conditions were right for it to happen.
Our humble satellite just got a heck of a lot more interesting.
Silly bacteria, carbon-based life is best life!
It doesn’t answer everything — but it’s a good point to start from.
An ancient oceanic slab buried beneath the Mediterranean sea might revise textbooks.
We use so much of everything so fast that it’s literally killing the planet.
The swirling gases could shed light on the atmosphere of other planets within and outside of our solar system.
The new findings call our current theories on the mass extinction event into question.
Despite being thousands of kilometers away, the sun and moon are behind some of the earthquakes on the Earth.
Death from the heavens.
These movements could in turn help speed up global warming.
Crash boom bang! Our planet and another protoplanet may have collided head-on in their early history.
Scientists finally crack down a puzzle that has eluded the community for years. It seems sea level rise does indeed slow down Earth’s spin.
Astronomers describe that the present-day tilt of the Moon is likely a result of collision-free encounters of the early Moon with small planetary bodies.
Gas giants like Saturn or Jupiter may have formed not from a planetary core, but rather from tiny pebbles that stuck together. This theory would solve one of the biggest problems about our understanding of planetary formation: the timeline. The previous model was called core accretion: you have a planetary core of rock and ice that starts to attract and keep
Using three state of the art ground-based telescopes, a team of astronomers has identified three super-Earth exoplanets that are seven to eight times as massive as our own planet and orbit their parent star closer than Mercury orbits the sun. What’s hot about the findings – apart from the planet’s likely scorching surface – is that these were made using a novel automated approach, in which one telescope called the Automated Planet Finder (APF) Telescope at Lick Observatory in California was programmed to scour the night’s sky and look for signs of nearby alien planets. These three planets are just the beginning of a new process that hopefully will return hundreds of planets in our neighborhood, all without the need for human supervision.