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  • Catastrophic Events on Earth Imprinted on the Moon

    Catastrophic Events on Earth Imprinted on the Moon0

    An alien iron rock the size of the Arc of Triumph strikes the atmosphere. Traveling much faster than the sound it turns into a fireball and slams the Earth’s surface. The blast is as furious as a nuclear bomb. In an instant, loads of soil spew high in the air, the extreme heat melts the

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  • Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth

    Superstorm Sandy Shook the Earth0

    First look at seismic effects of storms Superstorm-hurricane Sandy did more than damage huge swaths of the Eastern United States. It apparently created seismic waves that rattled the ocean floor, and send waves as far as the midwestern U.S., University of Utah researchers found. Oner Sufri, a geologist at the University of Utah, presented preliminary

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  • There’s Gold in Them Thar Faults!

    There’s Gold in Them Thar Faults!0

    Earthquakes quickly create mineral deposits. There’s a new way to search for gold. Just look for old earthquake faults. A team of Australian scientists have discovered that gold is created, almost instantly, during a major earthquake, and that amounts of gold created by a long-active fault can be substantial. Dion Weatherley of the University of

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  • The Etna Eruption from Space

    The Etna Eruption from Space0

     The Earth on acid: a false-color image of the recent Etna explosion. After being relatively quiet for the past 10 months, the famous Sicilian volcano Mount Etna burst to life this week, with three violent eruptions in 36 hours. Using infrared lights, NASA added color to the view from space, so you can see what

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  • The Secrets of a Martian Meteor

    The Secrets of a Martian Meteor0

    It is 2.1 billion years old, comes from Mars, and at the moment, it is one of the only samples of Martian rocks to ever be studied here on Earth. And while there are still many lingering questions about the history of the red planet and its surface, the meteorite known as NWA (Northwest Africa)

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  • Video: New Species of Marine Life at the World’s Deepest Known Volcanic Vents

    Video: New Species of Marine Life at the World’s Deepest Known Volcanic Vents0

    Deep beneath the surface of Caribbean Sea exists a gently spreading seafloor, home to the deepest hydrothermal vents yet discovered and 500 new species of sea creatures. Far from the sunlight that penetrates the surface of the ocean, these newly documented species rely upon the Earth’s volcanic energy to reproduce and survive, a process known

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