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Wide-tow seismic survey sets the pace for frontier exploration - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Wide-tow seismic survey sets the pace for frontier exploration - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine | Geology | Scoop.it
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine Wide-tow seismic survey sets the pace for frontier exploration Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine When it comes to surveying large areas of frontier exploration acreage in limited windows of opportunity, seismic operators...
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Ices and Shadows - Cassini Views Saturn's Moon Tethys

Ices and Shadows - Cassini Views Saturn's Moon Tethys | Geology | Scoop.it

NASA's Cassini Spacecraft views Saturn's moon Tethys.

Saturn's moon Tethys appears to float between two sets of rings in this view from NASA's Cassini spacecraft, but it's just a trick of geometry.

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Preliminary Reference Earth Model Shows Earth-like Planets Have Earth-like Interiors

Preliminary Reference Earth Model Shows Earth-like Planets Have Earth-like Interiors | Geology | Scoop.it

New research from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics reveals that rocky worlds share similar structures, with a core containing about a third of the planet's mass, surrounded by a mantle and topped by a thin crust.

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Sakurajima volcano erupts in southern Japan

Sakurajima volcano erupts in southern Japan | Geology | Scoop.it
Japanese television has shown this dramatic footage of the Sakurajima volcano erupting in the south of the country.
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Brown University scientists have made the perfect skimming stone

Brown University scientists have made the perfect skimming stone | Geology | Scoop.it

They skimmed it across water in their lab and also tested in open water

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Dominion Diamond can go ahead with Ekati mine expansion

Dominion Diamond can go ahead with Ekati mine expansion | Geology | Scoop.it
The board's recommendation still needs to be approved by Canada’s Northwest Territories authorities.
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The Medieval Warm Period in Antarctica: How two one-data-point studies missed the target

The Medieval Warm Period in Antarctica: How two one-data-point studies missed the target | Geology | Scoop.it

Guest essay by Sebastian Lüning A common claim by warmists in the climate debate is the alleged absence of the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) in the Southern Hemisphere. In a previous post we discussed the MWP in Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.

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New Horizons Spacecraft Reveals More Water Ice on Pluto’s Surface Than Previously Thought

New Horizons Spacecraft Reveals More Water Ice on Pluto’s Surface Than Previously Thought | Geology | Scoop.it

New data from the New Horizons Spacecraft reveals more water ice on Pluto’s surface than previously thought.

This false-color image, derived from observations in infrared light by the Ralph/Linear Etalon Imaging Spectral Array (LEISA)...

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Understanding the Formation and Primordial Evolution of the Earth

The processes that formed the infant Earth set the stage for its subsequent evolution into the dynamic and habitable planet we know today.
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Limit Crude Imports: Perhaps Eisenhower Was On To Something

Limit Crude Imports: Perhaps Eisenhower Was On To Something | Geology | Scoop.it
Geopolitical analysis suggests keeping crude in N. America - rather than shipping it around the world - might be more meaningful to domestic energy and economic security.
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The horniest dinosaurs were the sexiest

The horniest dinosaurs were the sexiest | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study suggests frills and horns on some dinosaurs were primarily used to attract mates.
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Agreement gives uranium mining in Greenland a boost

Good news for Greenland Minerals and Energy, which is aiming to develop a massive uranium and REE deposit in southern Greenland.
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Landslide spurs geologists to study Healy area

HEALY — A massive landslide in the Healy area, about four miles west of Otto Lake and upstream of Dry Creek, has captured the attention of geologists from both the
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The Milky Way's 32-Million-Year Dark Matter Cycle --"Did It Trigger the Extinction of Dinosaurs?"

The Milky Way's 32-Million-Year Dark Matter Cycle --"Did It Trigger the Extinction of Dinosaurs?" | Geology | Scoop.it

Scientists widely accept that the extinction of the dinosaurs was triggered when a massive object smashed into Earth and touched off a global ice age that wiped out as many as three-quarters of all species.

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Long-Term Global Warming Needs External Drivers

Long-Term Global Warming Needs External Drivers | Geology | Scoop.it
A NASA/Duke University study provides new evidence why global temperatures remain stable in the long run unless pushed by outside forces, such as increased greenhouse gases.
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At Least 100 People Trapped, 18 Dead After Taiwan Earthquake

At Least 100 People Trapped, 18 Dead After Taiwan Earthquake | Geology | Scoop.it
Rescuers were struggling to determine if they should use heavy machinery to reach those trapped because doing so could put the lives of 29 at risk.
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The formation of coal in the Caboniferous looks to be "grounded in abiotic processes"

The formation of coal in the Caboniferous looks to be "grounded in abiotic processes" | Geology | Scoop.it

Researcher cites a tendency in science to ignore, rather than go after, theories believed to be false. Two Stanford geologists are disputing the decade-old explanation of the large amount of coal accumulated during the Carboniferous Period.

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Study: Southern ocean was a big CO2 sink during last ice age

Study: Southern ocean was a big CO2 sink during last ice age | Geology | Scoop.it

In the Southern Ocean, a carbon-dioxide mystery comes clear: Sediments show greenhouse gas taken from air From the THE EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Twenty thousand years ago, when humans were still nomadic hunters and gatherers, low...

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Visualizing Cross-Sectional Data in a Real-World Context

Visualizing Cross-Sectional Data in a Real-World Context | Geology | Scoop.it
Combining the capabilities of an open-source drawing tool with Google Earth maps allows researchers to visualize real-world cross-sectional data in three dimensions.
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MIT Study Shows Tiny Plankton Have a Big Effect on the Ocean’s Carbon Storage

MIT Study Shows Tiny Plankton Have a Big Effect on the Ocean’s Carbon Storage | Geology | Scoop.it

New research from MIT and Bristol University reveal that microscopic, mixotrophic organisms may have a large impact on the ocean’s food web and the global carbon cycle.

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Seeking the Legacy of Australian Sapphire

Seeking the Legacy of Australian Sapphire | Geology | Scoop.it
Australia has been a prolific supplier of blue sapphire and has made enormous contributions to the global sapphire industry that still shape it today.
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Study suggests a sea level climate feedback loop in the mid-ocean ridge system regulates ice ages

Study suggests a sea level climate feedback loop in the mid-ocean ridge system regulates ice ages | Geology | Scoop.it

Icy ebb and flow influenced by hydrothermal activity Release of magma from beneath earth's crust plays significant role in earth's climate From the UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT The last million years of Earth's history was dominated by the cyclic...

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Iran goes beyond oil — to sign $5.4bn in mining deals with Italy, France

Iran goes beyond oil — to sign $5.4bn in mining deals with Italy, France | Geology | Scoop.it
Iran is opening $29 billion of projects to foreign investors now that sanctions have been lifted.
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Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts

Quest to drill into Earth’s mantle restarts | Geology | Scoop.it
Indian Ocean expedition resumes a six-decade campaign to bore right through the planet’s crust.
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Curiosity Rover Continues to Gather Martian Soil Samples

Curiosity Rover Continues to Gather Martian Soil Samples | Geology | Scoop.it

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover continues its campaign to study active sand dune on Mars, scooping and analyzing samples.

At its current location for inspecting an active sand dune, NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is adding some sample-processing...

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