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Scientists Used GPS to Forecast 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake - Wunderground.com (blog)

Scientists Used GPS to Forecast 2012 Costa Rica Earthquake - Wunderground.com (blog) | Geology | Scoop.it
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A stiff new layer in Earth's mantle: Why the planet's conveyor belt hangs up 930 miles deep

A stiff new layer in Earth's mantle: Why the planet's conveyor belt hangs up 930 miles deep | Geology | Scoop.it
By crushing minerals between diamonds, a University of Utah study suggests the existence of an unknown layer inside Earth: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets three times stiffer.
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Highest and lowest points on Earth... Mountains & boreholes!

Highest and lowest points on Earth... Mountains & boreholes! | Geology | Scoop.it
Ever wonder how high the highest points on Earth are, in contrast to the deepest manmade boreholes and ocean trenches? Check out this fascinating infographic.
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Listen to the pulse of Chile's erupting Villarrica volcano

Listen to the pulse of Chile's erupting Villarrica volcano | Geology | Scoop.it
Rucapillan—house of the spirit—it's called by indigenous Chileans known as the Mapuche. And what a spirit it has, this volcano in south-central Chile that's perhaps best known as Villarrica.
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What's in Antarctica's Blood Falls?

What's in Antarctica's Blood Falls? | Geology | Scoop.it
Caused by the leakage of iron-oxide brine, Blood Falls is a five-story tall Antarctic phenomenon that literally looks like a bleeding glacier.
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Curiosity Rover Delivers Rock Powder Sample

Curiosity Rover Delivers Rock Powder Sample | Geology | Scoop.it
After a temporary delay, the Curiosity Mars rover used its robotic arm to sieve and deliver a rock-powder sample to an onboard instrument. The Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) analytical instrument inside the rover received the sample powder.
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Chilean Volcano Coated in Ash After Eruption, New Images Show

Chilean Volcano Coated in Ash After Eruption, New Images Show | Geology | Scoop.it
New images of the recent eruption of one of Chile's most active volcanoes reveal how powerful blasts of lava and ash blanketed the mountain's side with volcanic material.
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Scientists set out to study huge underwater volcano after tonnes of pumice wash up on beach

Scientists set out to study huge underwater volcano after tonnes of pumice wash up on beach | Geology | Scoop.it
A team of scientists from five different countries are about to embark on a voyage to a huge underwater volcano that has been producing tonnes of pumice stone which has washed up on beaches in Australia and New Zealand.
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Ancient ocean linked to supercontinent's breakup

Ancient ocean linked to supercontinent's breakup | Geology | Scoop.it
The supercontinent Pangaea started breaking apart 200 million years ago. This may have been triggered by the shrinking of the Tethys Ocean, a new study finds.
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Connemara is slipping into the sea says geologist

Connemara is slipping into the sea says geologist | Geology | Scoop.it
Top tourist spot is “slowly drowning” as northern parts of Ireland are rising.
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Volcano erupts in southern Chile

Volcano erupts in southern Chile | Geology | Scoop.it
More than 3,000 people evacuated from homes after Villarrica sends lava and ash high into sky over nearby tourist resort of Pucón
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Geologist sees a path to easing fracking concerns

Geologist sees a path to easing fracking concerns | Geology | Scoop.it
The natural gas boom that transformed the energy picture in the United States in the last decade is still in its infancy, says John Shaw, chair of Harvard's Earth and Planetary Sciences Department.
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Cosmic Smashups May Have Rained Metal on Early Earth

Cosmic Smashups May Have Rained Metal on Early Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
Iron vapor from cosmic impacts during the early days of Earth could have triggered "metal rain" to fall on the newborn planet, researchers say.
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Curiosity Finds Evidence of Nitrates on Mars

Curiosity Finds Evidence of Nitrates on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
NASA’s Curiosity rover has discovered evidence of nitrates in scooped samples of windblown sand and dust at the “Rocknest” site, providing further evidence that the ingredients needed for life were present on Mars billions of years ago.
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Habitable Exoplanets Could Experience a Wide Range of Climates

Habitable Exoplanets Could Experience a Wide Range of Climates | Geology | Scoop.it
New research from astronomers at the University of Washington details how some habitable exoplanets could experience wildly unpredictable climates.
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Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Is Hiding A Vast Saltwater Ocean Under Its Crust

Jupiter's Moon Ganymede Is Hiding A Vast Saltwater Ocean Under Its Crust | Geology | Scoop.it
The Hubble Space Telescope may have found the best evidence yet for a vast underground ocean on Ganymede.
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Figuring Out Fracking Wastewater

Figuring Out Fracking Wastewater | Geology | Scoop.it
Figuring Out Fracking Wastewater
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Almost 3 million gallons of concentrated salt water leaked in early January from a ruptured pipeline at a natural gas drilling site near Williston, N.D.
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New Surface Composition Maps of Mercury Provide Clues to the Planet’s History

New Surface Composition Maps of Mercury Provide Clues to the Planet’s History | Geology | Scoop.it
Using data from the MESSENGER spacecraft, scientists reveal previously unrecognized geochemical terranes of Mercury. Washington, D.C.
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Enceladus's Methane Saturated Geysers --Hint of Early Earth's Oceans Where Life Formed

Enceladus's Methane Saturated Geysers --Hint of Early Earth's Oceans Where Life Formed | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has measured a curious abundance of methane spewing into the atmosphere of Saturn's icy moon Enceladus.
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Double impact crater in Canada formed in two separate impacts

Double impact crater in Canada formed in two separate impacts | Geology | Scoop.it
An asteroid smashing into a planet can dramatically alter the planet's habitability by setting back evolution or even encouraging biodiversity.
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Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa

Fossil Discovery in Kenya Reveals Modern-Day Hippos Evolved In Africa | Geology | Scoop.it
Researchers have long suspected that hippos evolved from a family of plant-eating, semi-aquatic mammals called anthracotheres. The ancient animals that roamed freely all the way from North America to Asia inhabited Earth about 40 million years ago.
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New Research Shows How Early Human Ancestors Were Unique

New Research Shows How Early Human Ancestors Were Unique | Geology | Scoop.it
New research from Harvard University and colleagues from around the globe reveals that the teeth of early hominins grew unlike those of either modern humans or apes, suggesting that neither can serve as a useful proxy for estimating the age or...
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Mystery Of Amphipolis Tomb Deepens With New Finding

Mystery Of Amphipolis Tomb Deepens With New Finding | Geology | Scoop.it
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A geologist who took part in the excavation of the ancient burial mound in Amphipolis in northern Greece says the ancient tomb found together with a series of vaulted rooms wasn't built at the same time, but somewhat...
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Previously Unknown Region from Dawn of Solar System Gave Rise to Earth, Mars, Venus

Previously Unknown Region from Dawn of Solar System Gave Rise to Earth, Mars, Venus | Geology | Scoop.it
 
 
 
Sulfide chondrules, a new type of building blocks discovered in meteorites left over from the solar system's infancy, provide evidence for a previously unknown region in the protoplanetary disk that gave rise to the planets including Earth.
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Princeton University geologists mapping the Earth's mantle in 3D

Princeton University geologists mapping the Earth's mantle in 3D | Geology | Scoop.it
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