“What Lies Below” — Unknown Ancient Jurassic World of 100 Volcanoes Discovered

Permian Volcanoes

 

“While the majority of Earth’s volcanic activity occurs at the boundaries of tectonic plates, or under the Earth’s oceans, this ancient Jurassic world developed deep within the interior of the Australian continent,” says co-author  Simon Holford, from the University of Adelaide’s Australian School of Petroleum. “Its discovery raises the prospect that more undiscovered volcanic worlds reside beneath the poorly explored surface of Australia.”

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“Spectacular” –NASA Captures Earth Exploding ‘After 100-Year Sleep’

Raikoke Volcano

 

A dramatic photo released by NASA shows the volcano’s plume shooting up over clouds above Raikoke, an uninhabited volcanic island in the northwest Pacific, that last erupted in 1924 and 1778. It then went silent for nearly 100 years, until, on June 22, Raikoke spewed a blast of ash and volcanic glass so powerful it could be seen from the International Space Station.

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Mars Message in a Bottle –“Earth’s Future”

Mars 2020 Landing Site Jezero Crater

 

A series of missions will set a new bar for humankind’s technological achievements as NASA and ESA aim to bring  samples back from Mars Jezero Crater that once held a lake and contains an ancient preserved river delta. The rocks in the area will have preserved information about the Red Planet’s long and diverse geologic history and its stark, dramatic climate change through the eons.

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“Deep Life” — Scientists Identify a Signal That Survived the Fiery Evolution of Early Earth

Blue Whale

 

“The evolution of the planet and the life on it are intertwined. We can’t understand one without understanding the other,” says Caltech assistant professor of geology Claire Bucholz about a new study that provides fresh evidence for just how deep—literally—the strong connection is between the geology of Earth and the ocean life that flourishes on it.

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“Ancient Buried Mountains” –Massive 1994 Bolivian Earthquake Reveals Earth’s Deep Secrets

 

Bolivia's 1994 Earthquake

 

Topography more dramatic than the Rocky Mountains has been discovered at the 660-kilometer boundary deep in our planet’s interior, report Princeton University geophysicists Jessica Irving and Wenbo Wu.

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Origin of Earth’s H2O –“Billions of Tons of Water-Packed Asteroids”

Earth's Oceans

 

“Our calculations indicate that, coinciding with the so-called ‘Heavy Bombardment’ produced by the gravitational destabilization of the main asteroid belt, billions of tons of carbonaceous chondrites reached Earth about 3.8 billion years ago. And they did it transporting in their fine matrices water and other volatile elements in form of hydrated minerals”, says Josep M. Trigo-Rodríguez at the Institute of Space Sciences.

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