A new study by the universities of Liverpool, Lancaster and Oslo confirms a correlation between the rates of subduction and geomagnetic reversals which supports a long-standing hypothesis. A geomagnetic reversal is a change in a planet’s magnetic field whereby magnetic north and south switch places, this phenomena occurs on average every 450,00 years. The cause […]Read More Is Subduction Causing Earth’s Magnetic Field to Reverse?
New research involving the Saharan Desert, zircons and 44 grams of a rare meteorite suggests that, in terms of habitability, Mars had a 100 million year head start on Earth. The formation of terrestrial planets ends with the creation of the planet’s outer shell called the crust. The magma ocean that results from the accretion […]Read More Mars May Have Been Able To Support Life 100 Million Years Before Earth
Amber samples dating back to the Cretaceous enclose four tropical frogs which are the oldest frog fossils of their kind. The exceptional preservation of these amphibians has allowed palaeontologists to gain an insight into the early evolution of this group as the fossil record for these creatures has previously been sparse due to the tropical […]Read More Amber Holds Oldest Evidence Of Frogs In Tropical Environments
New research suggests that had the dinosaur-killing asteroid struck the earth at almost any other location the mass extinction that killed almost three-quarters of life 66 million years ago would not have occurred. Thanks to dedicated researchers we now know the chain of events that led the mass extinction that concluded the Cretaceous. A radioactive […]Read More Dinosaurs Could Have Avoided Their Demise Had The Asteroid Hit Almost Anywhere Else
No filters or digital enhancements needed here as Indonesia truly is home to a unique volcano that emits a bright blue glow into the night sky. The volcano in question is called Kawah Ijen and is located on the island of Java. The lava that erupts from the volcano isn’t distinctly different in colour […]Read More The Electric Blue Volcano Of Indonesia
The dwarf planets Eris and Makemake appear to have surprising geological activity that results in a bright icy blanket coating. Eris and Makemake are the second and third largest objects in the Kuiper belt region far beyond Neptune. These dwarfs planets are much too small and cold to sustain any kind of activity that would […]Read More Ice Volcanoes Could Be Making Dwarf Planets Bright
After more than 70 years of repeated efforts to explain the geological phenomenon, the answer appears to have been found thanks to a dedicated research team and bizarrely Tupperware. The mysterious stones appear to move across the dried lake bed referred to as the racetrack playa located in California’s Death Valley National Park leaving a […]Read More The Mystery Of The Death Valley Sailing Stones Revealed