How Earth’s atmosphere filled with oxygen has remained a mystery for millennia but now it seems the answer has been found in ancient crustal rock. Early Earth’s atmosphere and oceans were devoid of free oxygen, even though tiny cyanobacteria were producing the gas as a byproduct of photosynthesis. Free oxygen is oxygen that is not […]Read More Could Changes In The Earth’s Crust Have Caused The Emergence Of Modern Life?
With Earth’s safe temperature determined to be no more than 1.5°C above that in pre-industrial times, scientists are looking in unlikely places to help solve the climate change crisis. It has been suggested that in order stay within the safe temperature we will have to begin actively removing carbon dioxide from our atmosphere. Of course, […]Read More Could We Create Lakes Of Liquid Carbon Dioxide In The Deep Sea?
The Ausangate Mountain of the Peruvian Andes also known as the rainbow mountain is one of the most breathtaking geological features in the world. The mountain is awash with colours from red to turquoise to green to gold and is even thought to be holy. To local citizens who bring offerings to the geological wonder […]Read More The Rainbow Mountain Of Peru
Throughout the history of our planet several hundred magnetic reversals have occurred but modern humans did not exist at the time of the last full reversal so is it about to happen again and if so how will it affect us? The Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet and serves to deflect most of the […]Read More Are Earth’s Magnetic Poles About To Swap Places?
Scientists are now looking to satellites to monitor volcanoes all over the globe and even predict volcanic eruptions. There are around 1500 active volcanoes currently on earth but only 100 volcano observatories, many of volcanoes are not monitored because they either: haven’t erupted in some time, they’re in developing areas of the world or even […]Read More How Satellite Images Could Be Used To Predict Volcanic Eruptions
Data from the Apollo missions has been reanalyzed and has confirmed that tidal stress is causing the lunar equivalent of earthquakes deep within the moon.Read More The Same Force That Generates Our Tides Could Be Causing Deep Moonquakes
The ice covering West Antarctica has been found to conceal 91 previously undiscovered volcanoes thanks to new research. In order to expose this hidden volcanic range scientists utilised Bedmap2, an assemblage of ground-penetrating radar scans taken using aeroplanes and land vehicles. These scans reveal rocks hidden below 4 kilometres of ice, this allows any cone […]Read More Scientists Unearth 91 Volcanoes Hidden Under Antarctica