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 […]
The post These Streaks on Mars Could be Flowing Sand, not Water appeared first on Universe Today.
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.
The post Antarctica has a Huge Mantle Plume Beneath it, Which Might Explain Why its Ice Sheet is so Unstable appeared first on Universe Today.
A new study by a pair of Japanese researchers indicates that the asteroid that caused the extinction of the dinosaurs landed where it could do the most damage.
The post Dinosaur Killing Asteroid hit Earth in Exactly the Wrong Spot appeared first on Universe Today.
A new study by an international team of scientists has indicated how a different form of water transport called “levitation” could have shaped the surface of Mars.
The post New Research Says “Levitating” Sands Explain how Mars Got its Landscape appeared first on Universe Today.
After examining several samples of Martian volcanic rock, which came to Earth in the form of meteorites, researchers were able to determine more about Mars’ volcanic past.
The post This Meteorite Came From a Volcano on Mars appeared first on Universe Today.
A new study by scientists from the University of Texas at Austin has showed how Mars has changed geologically over the past few billion years as a result of water-based erosion
The post Study of Martian Sedimentary Layers Reveals More About the Planet’s Past appeared first on Universe Today.
A new BBC documentary called “The Day The Dinosaurs Died” explains how things might have been different for the dinosaurs if the asteroid that caused their extinction had hit deeper ocean.
The post Dinosaur Killing Asteroid Hit in Exactly the Wrong Place appeared first on Universe Today.
Ancient grains of the mineral zircon help researchers paint a picture of Earth in the Hadean Eon, and that picture is mostly water.
The post Early Earth Was Almost Entirely Underwater, With Just A Few Islands appeared first on Universe Today.
Researchers studying landslide on the surface of Ceres have noticed one with a distinctly Bart Simpson-like appearance.
The post Ceres Prank Lands Bart Simpson In Detention For Eternity appeared first on Universe Today.
Data collected over decades proves that Earth has another continent: Zealandia.
The post Earth Just Got A New Continent appeared first on Universe Today.