Geology News

Apr 18, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In two separate studies, geologists led by Dr Haley Sapers from the University of Western Ontario and Dr Pete Schultz of Brown University have found floral, microbial and organic matter in glass created by ancient asteroid, comet and meteorite impacts. Such glass samples could provide a snapshot of environmental conditions at the time of those impacts and could be a good place to look for signs of ancient life on Mars. This image shows microbial trace...

Apr 17, 2014 by Sci-News.com

U.S. geologists have discovered what they say is a Pleistocene landscape preserved about 3 km beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. Abour 3 million years ago,...

Mar 21, 2014 by Sergio Prostak

The stony meteorite D’Orbigny is the source of a newly discovered mineral, kuratite. Its name honors Dr Gero Kurat (1938-2009), a world-renowned meteorite...

Mar 14, 2014 by Sci-News.com

First terrestrial discovery of an extremely rare mineral called ringwoodite confirms theory about huge water ‘reservoirs’ 410 to 660 km beneath...

Feb 24, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A small fragment of a mineral called zircon extracted from a remote rock outcrop in Australia confirms that the Earth’s crust first formed at least 4.4...

Jan 30, 2014 by Natali Anderson

An anomalous magma chamber has been observed at 8–11 km depth beneath the upper east rift zone of one of the world’s most active volcanoes –...

Dec 25, 2013 by Sci-News.com

An international team of researchers has uncovered a giant reservoir of water beneath the ice sheet in Southeast Greenland. This map shows locations of...

Dec 23, 2013 by Sci-News.com

For the first time, researchers have found kimberlite – a type of volcanic rock that often bears diamonds – in Antarctica. This map shows the...

Dec 11, 2013 by Sci-News.com

Geologists from Brigham Young University, Berkeley Geochronology Center and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have found evidence of twenty ancient...