Natural Sources of Methane Surprise Climate Scientists
November 28, 2018
Methane is 30 times more potent than carbon dioxide as a greenhouse gas. Look where it comes from.
One Flood Can Cause Major Change
October 11, 2018
Single large floods can change landscapes more than precipitation, a study in the Himalayas shows. European geologists went to Tibet to figure out the role of large floods in the complex landscape of the Himalaya Mountains. They conclusions are stated in a preface: Glacial lake outburst floods (GLOFs) are exactly what they sound like. The […]
WW2 Aircraft Found Under 300 Ft of Greenland Ice
August 28, 2018
How long does it take to bury an aircraft under hundreds of feet of ice? Try 76 years.
Small Planetary Bodies Unexpectedly Active
March 27, 2017
You would think things would have cooled down after 4.5 billion years. That's not what planetary scientists are observing.
Radar Reveals Former Warm Landscape Under Greenland
July 18, 2016
Under the world's fastest moving glacier, radar has revealed a network of V-shaped canyons carved by temperate rivers.
Pluto Has Active Geology
June 4, 2016
Convection apparently forms the polygonal cells in Sputnik Planum, a large active region on Pluto's surface.
Pluto Shock Rebounds
October 16, 2015
The first research paper from the New Horizons team focuses and amplifies the shock waves coming from the first images in July.
Mars Life Would Spit Out the Water
October 2, 2015
Finding minimal amounts of salty water contaminated with perchorates is not helpful to life.
New Pluto Images Even More Perplexing
September 25, 2015
Pluto has terrain like no other world, leaving scientists perplexed; Enceladus' activity is also inexplicable for "geologic time".
Ski Pluto: Glaciers Are Flowing
July 28, 2015
Planetary scientists are dumbfounded by more evidence of youth at Pluto, both on the surface and in the atmosphere.
Orbital Ice Age Theory Melts
March 23, 2015
Orbital cycles do not cause ice ages, a new study suggests. Instead, the whole world experienced an ice age at the same time.
Storm Surge Carries Huge Boulders
December 20, 2014
A typhoon carried 180-ton rocks 150 feet up a beach—the largest transport recorded in recent times.