An image taken by the Curiosity Rover MastCam instrument shows layered sedimentary rocks composing Mount Sharp. The rover has been driving from the floor of Gale crater up through the rocks within these hills in order to understand how the rocks change from lower in the section (older) to higher […]

Researchers have found a way to reduce earthquakes triggered by wastewater injection following oil and gas processes such as drilling and fracking. Credit: MIT Applied in the field, a new model reduced quakes from oil and gas processes; could help manage seismic events from carbon sequestration. When humans pump large […]

Salzgitter-Salder: A perfect rock boundary sequence over 40 meters. Credit: Silke Voigt, Goethe University Frankfurt Research team with Goethe University participation successfully proposes former quarry in Lower Saxony as Global Stratotype Section and Point. The international team of geoscientists led by Prof. Silke Voigt from the Goethe University Frankfurt, Prof. […]

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Curtin University research has found tiny amounts of gold can be trapped inside pyrite, commonly known as “fool’s gold,” which would make it much more valuable than its name suggests. This study, published in the journal Geologyin collaboration with the University of Western Australia and the China […]

A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Russia’s Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. Credit: NASA Results demonstrate the power of nickel isotope analyses, which are relatively new, to solve long-standing […]

Agung, a volcano in Bali, had an explosive eruption in 2018. Credit: O.L. Andersen Indonesia’s volcanoes are among the world’s most dangerous. Why? Through chemical analyses of tiny minerals in lava from Bali and Java, researchers from Uppsala University and elsewhere have found new clues. They now understand better how […]

ANIMATION Analysis of 260 million years of major geological events finds recurring clusters 27.5 million years apart. Geologic activity on Earth appears to follow a 27.5-million-year cycle, giving the planet a “pulse,” according to a new study published in the journal Geoscience Frontiers. “Many geologists believe that geological events are random over […]

Standing 9 kilometers tall from the base on the seafloor to the summit, Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on Earth. Credit: USGS Researchers find that a large earthquake could set off eruption of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano. Scientists from the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and […]

Model for the Earth’s core: Heidelberg researchers verify presence of solar noble gases in metal of an iron meteorite. High-precision noble gas analyses indicate that solar wind particles from our primordial Sun were encased in the Earth’s core over 4.5 billion years ago. Researchers from the Institute of Earth Sciences […]

From left, University of Wyoming students Shane Scoggin, Adam Trzinski and Jessie Shields are part of new research investigating crustal melting in western North America. Here, they examine igneous rocks in the Snake Range of Nevada. Credit: Jay Chapman Another associated image / click image TOP of PAGE