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Filipino's Pinatubo photo named among greatest of all time

Filipino's Pinatubo photo named among greatest of all time | Geology | Scoop.it
Filipino's Pinatubo photo named among greatest of all time
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He said that when the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Philvolcs), raised the alert level on Mt.
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A meteorite slamming into Mars gave Earth most of its Martian meteorites

A meteorite slamming into Mars gave Earth most of its Martian meteorites | Geology | Scoop.it
Mother Nature Network A meteorite slamming into Mars gave Earth most of its Martian meteorites Mother Nature Network The cosmic crash left a 34-mile-wide (55 kilometers) gouge on Mars called Mojave Crater and is the source of all "shergottite" or...
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First-ever 3D image created of the structure beneath Sierra Negra

First-ever 3D image created of the structure beneath Sierra Negra | Geology | Scoop.it
The Galápagos Islands are home to some of the most active volcanoes in the world, with more than 50 eruptions in the last 200 years. Yet until recently, scientists knew far more about the history of finches, tortoises, and ...
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Clue to earthquake lightning mystery

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BBC News
Clue to earthquake lightning mystery
BBC News
This in turn could seed lightning in the air above - creating a natural "early-warning system" for impending earthquakes.
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Study Identifies Three New Habitable-Zone Super-Earths

Study Identifies Three New Habitable-Zone Super-Earths | Geology | Scoop.it
An international team of astronomers has discovered eight new planets orbiting nearby red dwarf stars, three of which are classified as habitable-zone super-Earths.
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Thousands in Guatemala facing evacuation as Pacaya volcano erupts

Thousands in Guatemala facing evacuation as Pacaya volcano erupts | Geology | Scoop.it
BBC News
Thousands in Guatemala facing evacuation as Pacaya volcano erupts
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A volcano has erupted in Guatemala, prompting the authorities to consider the evacuation of some 3,000 people living in the area.
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Chile's stunning fossil whale graveyard explained

Chile's stunning fossil whale graveyard explained | Geology | Scoop.it
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Chile's stunning fossil whale graveyard explained
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It is one of the most astonishing fossil discoveries of recent years - a graveyard of whales found beside the Pan-American Highway in Chile.
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Oil hunt drill in slow lane

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Calcutta Telegraph
Oil hunt drill in slow lane
Calcutta Telegraph
According to the Plan panel, this bidding option may not be suitable as the country's sedimentary basins are poorly explored and their prospects remain uncertain.
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Strange Geological Structures on Venus May Help Explain Inner-Workings of Earth

Strange Geological Structures on Venus May Help Explain Inner-Workings of Earth | Geology | Scoop.it
Science World Report Strange Geological Structures on Venus May Help Explain Inner-Workings of Earth Science World Report According to Gerya, previous, exclusively two-dimensional models for the reconstruction of the entities originated from a...
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Squeak! Ancient Helium Escaping from Yellowstone

Squeak! Ancient Helium Escaping from Yellowstone | Geology | Scoop.it
The giant magma blob beneath Yellowstone National Park unleashed tons of ancient helium gas as it torched North America.
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Mission to a Metallic World: A Discovery Proposal to Fly to the Asteroid Psyche

Mission to a Metallic World: A Discovery Proposal to Fly to the Asteroid Psyche | Geology | Scoop.it
Mission to a Metallic World: A Discovery Proposal to Fly to the Asteroid Psyche The Planetary Society (blog) We can infer much about the size of the cores from seismic data (so far available only for the Earth and the moon but soon also for Mars),...
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Volcanoes can go from dormant to active quickly

Volcanoes can go from dormant to active quickly | Geology | Scoop.it
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Volcanoes, including Mt. Hood, can go from dormant to active quickly Phys.Org The key, scientists say, is to elevate the temperature of the rock to more than 750 degrees Celsius, which can happen when hot magma from deep within the...
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Java volcano: Reactions from Kediri to Bandung

Java volcano: Reactions from Kediri to Bandung | Geology | Scoop.it
BBC News
Java volcano: Reactions from Kediri to Bandung
BBC News
The Indonesian island of Java has been showered with ash and detritus from an eruption of the Mount Kelud volcano, toward the east of Java, last night.
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Earth's mantle plasticity explained

Earth's mantle plasticity explained | Geology | Scoop.it
Earth's mantle is a solid layer that undergoes slow, continuous convective motion. But how do these rocks deform, thus making such motion possible, given that minerals such as olivine (the main constituent of the upper ...
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Nasa can now forecast sinkholes

Nasa can now forecast sinkholes | Geology | Scoop.it
Two years ago a giant sinkhole swallowed trees whole in a
Louisiana bayou. This year, Nasa says it could have predicted
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New Maps Show Seismic Vulnerabilities of Eastern US

New Maps Show Seismic Vulnerabilities of Eastern US | Geology | Scoop.it
LiveScience.com New Maps Show Seismic Vulnerabilities of Eastern US LiveScience.com When an earthquake strikes, the shock waves it generates pulse through the Earth's crust, traveling as far as 2,500 miles (4,000 kilometers) laterally before...
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Curiosity Rover pauses mid-drive and captures Spectacular Martian Mountain

Curiosity Rover pauses mid-drive and captures Spectacular Martian Mountain | Geology | Scoop.it
Curiosity Rover pauses mid-drive and captures Spectacular Martian Mountain ...
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Oil-rich Norway may divest from fossil fuels

Oil-rich Norway may divest from fossil fuels | Geology | Scoop.it
Oil-rich Norway said Friday in an ironic twist that it would consider pulling its enormous state oil fund out of overseas investments in fossil fuels.
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Confirmed: Oldest Fragment of Early Earth is 4.4 Billion Years Old

Confirmed: Oldest Fragment of Early Earth is 4.4 Billion Years Old | Geology | Scoop.it
Confirmed: Oldest Fragment of Early Earth is 4.4 Billion Years Old LiveScience.com The ancient Australian crystals date back to just 165 million years after Earth formed, and have survived tumbling trips down rivers, burial deep in the crust,...
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'Volcanoes mean climate change over-estimated'

'Volcanoes mean climate change over-estimated' | Geology | Scoop.it
Scotsman
'Volcanoes mean climate change over-estimated'
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Volcanoes are a wild card for climate change – they cannot be predicted and big eruptions, most recently of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991, can dim global sunshine for years.
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Source of Stonehenge Bluestone Rocks Identified

Source of Stonehenge Bluestone Rocks Identified | Geology | Scoop.it
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Source of Stonehenge Bluestone Rocks Identified
LiveScience.com
He became convinced the other bluestones (made from other types of igneous, or magmatic, rock) came from the nearby location of Carn Alw.
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How Long Does Mass Extinction Take?

How Long Does Mass Extinction Take? | Geology | Scoop.it
How Long Does Mass Extinction Take?
Smithsonian (blog)
Within 20 or 25 centimeters of a sedimentary rock section, "you have a complete change in the look of the fossil record.
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New evidence for ancient ocean on Mars

New evidence for ancient ocean on Mars | Geology | Scoop.it
Did a vast ocean once cover Mars' northern plains? The idea has been hotly debated among scientists for the past 20 years, ever since Viking Orbiter images revealed possible ancient shorelines near the pole. Later findings even suggested that the primordial ocean—dubbed Oceanus Borealis—could have ...
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Mystery of Mars 'doughnut rock' solved

Mystery of Mars 'doughnut rock' solved | Geology | Scoop.it
CNN Mystery of Mars 'doughnut rock' solved CNN The car-sized Curiosity rover, representing a $2.5 billion mission, is now on its way to Mount Sharp, a sedimentary formation that will allow the rover to explore Mars' history by driving up the peak's...
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