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Earthquakes rattle South Pacific, deaths feared

The South Pacific is reeling from another series of powerful earthquakes that rocked the region early Tuesday. Known as the Ring of Fire, the area is home to Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.<p>A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck 56 miles from Pogera and Enga province in Papua New Guinea at 3:45 a.m. …

What would happen if humans tried to land on Jupiter

A special thanks to Kunio Sayanagi at Hampton University, for his help with this video.<p>The best way to explore a new world is to land on it. That's why humans have sent spacecraft to the Moon, Venus, Mars, Saturn's moon, Titan, and more.<p>But there are a few places in the solar system we will never …

We Were So Very Wrong About the Size of the Andromeda Galaxy

The Milky Way certainly has its perks. It’s big and swirly, and best of all, we live there! But for many years, research suggested our neighboring …

New Horizons Captures Record-Breaking Images in the Kuiper Belt

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft recently turned its telescopic camera toward a field of stars, snapped an image – and made history.

Solar System

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …

Universe

Why brighter stars at this time of year?

No matter where you are on Earth on December, January and February evenings, you’re looking toward bright stars in our local spiral arm.<p>As seen …

Astronomy

Scutellum sp.

Minerals

The moving story of plate tectonics

Today no-one doubts that the Earth’s surface is made up from a moving jigsaw of tectonic plates. Primary school children learn that South America was once connected to Africa, and that India’s collision with Asia pushed up the Himalayas. In hindsight plate tectonics seems obvious, and yet just 60 …

Earth Science

Supercontinent: how the world is moving together

Our planet used to be made up of one huge land mass. And it will be again (in a few million years), with Australia heading for Asia and North Africa on a collision course with Europe<p>This year is the 50th anniversary of one of 20th-century science's most important discoveries – the revelation that …

What Is Plate Tectonics?

From the deepest ocean trench to the tallest mountain, plate tectonics explains the features and movement of Earth's surface in the present and the …

Earth Science

Mesmerizing Video Shows All The World's Earthquakes Since 2000

The bigger and brighter the dot, the stronger the quake.<p>Since the year 2000, the world has been rocked by tens of thousands of earthquakes. This mesmerizing animation visualizes each and every one of them.<p>Created by the U.K.-based visual effects company 422 South, the clip is said to show all the …

Earthquakes

Supervolcano underneath Yellowstone might erupt this year

National Park The unusual behavior of the caldera<p>Staff writer ▼ Friday May 6, 2016 3:05PM ET<p>Studies found out that there's a humongous magma reserve …

Geology

Earth has a brand-new continent called Zealandia, and it's been hiding in plain sight for ages

Kids are frequently taught that seven continents exist: Africa, Asia, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America.<p>Geologists, who look at the rocks (and tend to ignore the humans), group Europe and Asia into a supercontinent — Eurasia— making for a total of six geologic …

Earth Science

Scientists have finally figured out what caused the largest volcanic eruption in human history

Now, scientists may have worked out what triggers them to blow in a new study published in the journal Scientific Reports.<p>The Toba eruption was the largest volcanic eruption witnessed in history, which covered 2,800 cubic kilometers of the surrounding area in volcanic ash, causing enormous amounts …

Geology

Two planets in unusual star system are very likely habitable, scientists say

Scientists have identified two planets circling round a dim dwarf star as especially likely candidates to have habitable conditions, with probable water and a source of heat, attributes thought necessary for life beyond Earth.<p>Since their discovery last year, the seven planets and their star, called …

Astronomy

Something Shocking Happened in Florida After the Alaska Earthquake: Well Water Levels Changed

News<p>Something Shocking Happened in Florida After the Alaska Earthquake: Well Water Levels Changed<p>By Chris Dolce<p>January 24 2018 03:30 PM EDT<p>weather.com<p>…

Fort Lauderdale

Alaska's giant earthquake didn't have the moves to cause a large tsunami

The motion of the ocean(ic crust).<p>It started in the early hours of the morning, 31 minutes after midnight in Alaska. The shaking lasted for half a minute in places, rattling land hundreds of miles away from its underwater origins. Then came the sirens, screaming a warning for people to leave their …

Natural Disasters

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<b>WARNING</b>: NEVER look directly at the Sun without proper solar filters.<p>Watch the great eclipse of August 21st, 2017, interactively! Pick your location …