The North Pole is moving. Not the geographic axis around which Earth spins, of course, but rather its magnetic pole, the north end of which is slowly but steadily wandering across the Arctic Ocean toward Siberia. Continue reading →
Through the analysis of a previously unexplained ratio of isotopes, scientists have recovered a geological time capsule of sorts that they believe represents a very different Earth that existed some 4.5 billion years ago. Continue reading →
Intense heat during meteor impacts forged tiny bits of glass that trapped fragments of ancient plant life in Argentina. Could the same process have entombed signs of life on Mars? Continue reading →
In a new image taken from orbit, the Grand Canyon is visible slicing through the Kaibab Plateau.
Scientists have reconstructed a long-ago asteroid impact that makes the strike that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago look like a playful chuck on the chin.
Understanding the limits of life on Earth could help scientists learn more about what life on alien worlds could be.
The oceans are a lot more uncharted than our maps would have us believe. New satellite technology can help fill in the seafloor gaps.
Vancouver-based UrtheCast (pronounced “earthcast”) will launch two cameras into orbit today with the immediate goal of streaming images of the Earth back home in near-real time.
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