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Venus Could Have Active Volcanoes

Laboratory experiments have uncovered evidence that Venus might still be volcanically active. Read More >>

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‘We Have to Go NOW’: Scientists Share Their Wildest Experiences in the Field

Put aside any notions that research is a dull cycle of routine. For scientists who do field work, collecting data means taking risks, exploring remote areas, sleeping outside, and encountering wild animals and extreme weather. Read More >>

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How Manmade Lava Explosions Could Save Lives

Despite the millions of years they’ve been on this planet, volcanoes and how they work largely remain a mystery to science. Since it’s virtually impossible to get inside a volcano itself to study it, researchers with the University at Buffalo, in the US state of New York, are investigating the various mechanisms behind volcanic explosions – by creating eruptions themselves. Read More >>

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The Nile Could Be a Window Into the Underworld

Some scientists think the Nile river might be revealing the mysteries of the mantle beneath it. Read More >>

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Mars Just Spat Out the InSight Heat Probe

After some hopeful digging, Mars seems to have spat out the InSight heat flow-measuring probe. Read More >>

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Ancient Rock Reveals Shocking First Day After Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Impact

Scientists say they have spotted evidence of what it was like on the first day after the dinosaur-killing impact event, thanks to an analysis of rock taken from the famous Chixculub crater. Read More >>

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Incredible Photo from the Space Station Shows Raikoke Volcano Erupting

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station caught the spectacular eruption of the Raikoke volcano off of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula over the weekend. Read More >>

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Evidence of a Gigantic Impact Crater Found Off Scottish Coast

Some 1.2 billion years ago, an asteroid measuring over 1 kilometre (0.6 miles) wide smashed into northwest Scotland. Trouble is, scientists aren’t sure exactly where the meteorite struck, as traces of the crater are long gone. With new research, however, scientists are starting to hone in on the impact zone. Read More >>

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Scientists Witness the Birth of a Submarine Volcano for the First Time

Back on November 11, 2018, a planetwide rumble emanated from somewhere between eastern Africa and Madagascar. This strange signal, thought by scientists at the time to be related to a colossal but hard-to-identify magmatic process, was pinpointed to have come from 48 kilometres east of the island of Mayotte, beneath the waves. Read More >>

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Extraterrestrial Organic Matter Found in 3.3-Billion-Year-Old Volcanic Rock

Geologists in France and Italy have spotted what appear to be organic molecules from outer space in 3.3-billion-year-old rocks in South Africa, according to a new study. Read More >>

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Beach Sands Near Hiroshima Are Still Packed With 1945 Nuclear Fallout Debris

Unusual and abundant glassy spheres found packed within the beach sands near the Japanese city of Hiroshima are remnants of the 1945 atomic bomb explosion, according to new research. Read More >>

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Possible Marsquake Detected by NASA’s InSight Lander

Using its ultra-sensitive seismometer, NASA’s InSight lander has waited patiently to detect its first marsquake. Scientists now have good reason to believe it finally happened. Read More >>

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‘Self-Forming’ Waterfalls Could Change Our Understanding of Earth’s History

Scientists observed waterfalls forming simply through the movement of water downhill in a new laboratory study – a result that could complicate our understanding of Earth’s history. Read More >>

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Spacecraft Spots Evidence That Groundwater Once Saturated Mars

Scientists report finding evidence for an ancient planet-wide groundwater system on Mars, according to a new study. The clues appeared in images taken by Mars orbiters. Read More >>

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Simulated Mission in Chilean Desert Shows How a Rover Could Detect Life on Mars

By using the barren Atacama Desert in Chile as a stand-in for Mars, researchers have shown that it’s possible to use an autonomous rover-mounted drill to detect life beneath a desolate surface. Encouragingly, the test resulted in the discovery of a resilient microorganism – exactly the kind of creature that could lurk deep beneath the Martian surface. Read More >>