According to a new study from Johns Hopkins University, Mars’ Medusa Fossae region was created by volcanic activity, a finding which has serious implications for the planet’s past habitability.
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According to a new study by a team of Earth scientists and geologist, the way Venus and Jupiter affect Earth’s orbit is the most predictable and stable indicator of periodic changes in our climate.
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The ESA’s Swarm satellites recently began monitoring Earth’s oceans to determine how they contribute to Earth’s magnetic field
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According to a new study by a team of researchers, it is possible that we might find evidence of another industrial civilization in the geological record
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According to a new study by an international team of scientists, oxygen was introduced rather rapidly to Earth’s atmosphere over 2 billion years ago
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According to a new study by a team from UC Berkeley, the existence of oceans on Mars may have had to do a lot with early volcanic activity
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A team that participated in the ESA’s Pangaea-X program recently produced the largest 3D image of a cave system in Spain, and the technology could be used to map out lava tubes on the Moon and Mars too
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The Opportunity rover just experienced its 5000th sunrise on Mars and is still revealing things about the Martian surface.
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When robotic missions first began to land on the surface of Mars in the 1970s, they revealed a harsh, cold and desiccated landscape. This effectively put an end generations of speculation about “Martian canals” and the possibility of life on Mars. But as our efforts to explore the Red Planet have continued, scientists have found […]
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A new study led by researchers from NASA JPL has provided compelling evidence for the existence of a mantle plume beneath the Antarctic ice sheet.
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