An earth clone, one with some land and a shallow ocean, may not be necessary for alien life to survive. Here's how water worlds covered in deep oceans could be able to keep their climate stable and support life.
Space September 2, 2018
Scientists have discovered that mini-moons are orbiting the Earth. Researchers believe that it could provide a better understanding on what makes up asteroids. However, finding the objects could be a challenge because of its small size.
Space August 17, 2018
According to a new perspective article by scientists, if global warming isn’t curbed any time soon, we might eventually enter a ‘hothouse Earth.’ Rising temperatures will apparently trigger a series of events that will bring Earth into hothouse conditions.
Earth/Environment August 7, 2018
The world’s southernmost ocean leaked carbon dioxide into the air, causing an increase in CO2 that created warmer climates. This led to the rise of human civilizations, according to researchers.
Earth/Environment July 31, 2018
A Harvard astrophysicist said that outer space is a little bit closer to Earth than previously believed. Mathematical modeling showed that space is just 50 miles above the surface of the Earth.
Space July 26, 2018
Diamonds are not as rare as previously thought when taking a look at the entire geological picture of the planet. Scientists have discovered over a quadrillion tons of diamonds hidden deep inside the Earth.
Earth/Environment July 17, 2018
Scientists should not quickly rule out planets without oxygen in the quest for alien life. Researchers said these no-oxygen worlds could in fact be filled with microbial life.
Space July 12, 2018
A team of international scientists led by researchers from Australia found the oldest color in Earth’s geological record. The ancient pigment found in rocks beneath the Sahara desert could be ten times older than the T-rex.
Ancient July 9, 2018
Researchers found that nitrogen inside the Earth’s core is in liquid metal form. Nitrogen, which makes up more than three-fourths of the atmosphere, often exists as a gas.
Earth/Environment July 9, 2018
Global warming may bring about the heat that’s twice as bad as what climate models project. In this scenario, polar ice caps could collapse and the desert could become green – effects that are underestimated in current forecasts.
July 6, 2018
Ninety million years ago, granite found underneath the Sierra Nevada Mountains crystallized at temperatures cooler than scientists thought. The new finding changes practically everything we know about how the Earth formed.
Earth/Environment June 28, 2018
Scientists took another look at data that marked the coldest place on Earth. They discovered that it is even colder there, with temperatures that fell to as low as negative 148 degrees Fahrenheit, or negative 100 degrees Celsius.
Earth/Environment June 27, 2018
Scientists have proven that Bogong moths use the Earth's magnetic field as a compass in navigating long-distance migrations. This ability allows the insects to find specific caves in the Australian Alps even if they have no memory of the place.
Animals June 22, 2018
An 18-page document released by the White House outlined five goals in protecting the Earth from asteroid crashes. One of the things that NASA will do is to enhance the asteroid detection and tracking capabilities of the United States.
Space June 21, 2018
Mars and Earth will get closer to each other than they have been in the past 15 years. The event will take place throughout the month of July as a result of a unique phenomenon known as a 'perihelic opposition.'
Space June 18, 2018
NASA is currently focused on missions that will send humans to the Moon and Mars. A survey, however, revealed that Americans think NASA should instead focus on studying climate change and monitoring asteroids that may crash into Earth.
Space June 7, 2018
A video showing the moon falling to Earth looks like it came from a movie, but no editing was done to it by Daniel Lopez, the photographer who recorded the footage. Here's the explanation for the amazing and scary scene.
Earth/Environment June 7, 2018
Days on Earth are getting longer due to the moon's effects on how to Earth spins on its axis. However, it will take some time before days are recalculated to 25 hours.
Space June 5, 2018
An asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere over Africa just hours after it was first spotted. Should there be concerns that a bigger, more destructive asteroid will impact the planet without being detected?
Space June 4, 2018
The Earth looks amazing in pictures taken from space by GOES-17, which was launched by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on March 1. The weather satellite was able to take the stunning images despite a cooling system malfunction.
Space June 1, 2018
An astronaut decided to order pizza while his space shuttle is on its descent to earth. The astronaut recalled the story after the screening of the National Geographic documentary, "One Strange Rock".
Space May 30, 2018
The asteroid that led to a mass extinction event that killed the dinosaurs also had consequences on Earth's climate. For 100,000 years following the impact, temperatures rose dramatically.
Ancient May 25, 2018
The Earth’s first supercontinent is said to have rapidly emerged from the ocean 2.4 billion years ago. The sudden appearance of landmass led to climate change that eventually led to the Great Oxygenation Event.
Earth/Environment May 25, 2018
China took what it described as a major step toward being the first in the world to set up a communication satellite from the ‘dark side of the moon.’ The country launched a relay satellite named Queqiao or Magpie Bridge on May 21.
Space May 22, 2018
New research claims that Garnet, not magnetite, is stealing iron from the Earth’s crust. The researchers think that’s why Earth isn’t as red as Mars.
Earth/Environment May 21, 2018
Earth just had its 400th consecutive warmer-than-average month due to global warming in April 2018. This April was also the third warmest April on record.
Earth/Environment May 17, 2018
The MarCO CubeSats accompanying the InSight lander headed to Mars wanted to check if the journey is going well, so it snapped a photo of its antenna. But there were a couple of photobombers.
Space May 16, 2018
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission spacecraft has uncovered a new form of magnetic reconnection in a more turbulent region of the Earth's outer atmosphere. Researchers say the discovery could lead to an understanding of the properties of the universe.
Space May 10, 2018
Scientists were able to finally characterize the solar Rossby waves that had been the subject of debates for 40 years. The team found that these waves are similar to the Rossby waves that control weather condition on Earth.
Space May 10, 2018
Scientists are still trying to figure out the precise causes that triggered bouts of global cooling, which then turned Earth into a snowball 700 million years ago. Two researchers have a new theory.
Earth/Environment May 9, 2018
Flat Earthers can now explain why we never fall off the edge of the Earth. Remember those portals in 'Pac-Man'? Yup, that’s how it works, they say.
Earth/Environment May 2, 2018
Researchers confirm that the longest straight line on Earth by sea without hitting land begins in Pakistan and ends at Russia. They also found the longest straight line by land without hitting the water.
Earth/Environment May 1, 2018
Some people are concerned that the Earth's magnetic poles will flip soon. A newly published study reveals that the current magnetic field is fine and that the pole reversal won't happen for some time.
Earth/Environment April 30, 2018
The origin of water is still a big mystery. A new experiment suggests that the Earth’s water could have come from asteroids that hit the planet during its early life.
Space April 26, 2018
Earth was caught by surprise after a football-field-sized asteroid skimmed the planet. It was not detected until hours after it had passed by Earth.
Space April 17, 2018
Venus will shine brighter than usual all throughout this month. Make sure your binoculars are ready — check out this nightwatch guide to know when to get spectacular views.
Space April 16, 2018
Massive amounts of sulfites and bisulfites in lakes during the Earth’s early years may have helped set the stage for the planet’s early prebiotic milieu.
Earth/Environment April 11, 2018
Theories regarding early Earth's climate suggest that it had extreme weather, from fiery temperatures to ice age cold. This new research could show that other planets may be able to host life.
Earth/Environment April 2, 2018
A new research suggests that proto-Earth had water even before the collision that led to the Moon’s formation. This fresh theory contradicts common proposition that Earth’s water came after the meshing of elements with Theia.
Space March 29, 2018
'Mad' Mike Hughes finally did it and he is glad that it's done. He propelled himself using a homemade rocket to prove his theory that the Earth is flat and it's shaped like a frisbee.
Space March 28, 2018
In a new video, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson proves the Earth is really spherical in shape and not flat. He cites several proofs ranging from an ancient Greek experiment to modern cosmological studies.
Space March 11, 2018
What makes the discovery of Ice VII inside a diamond so important? It could help us understand the way the Earth really works from the inside.
Earth/Environment March 10, 2018
A tiny diamond extracted from the Cullinan Mine in South Africa contains a chunk of rare mineral from 700 kilometers below the surface. It has never been seen above the ground until recently.
Earth/Environment March 8, 2018
David Bowie onced asked if there’s life on Mars. Well, according to a new study published in PNAS, it’s possible Mars harbors life despite its conditions.
Earth/Environment February 27, 2018
An international team of scientists concluded that a massive comet crashed into the Earth 13,000 years ago. The event supposedly created firestorms around the world, with the dust clouds blocking the sun and eventually leading into a mini ice age.
Ancient February 5, 2018
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