Geology News

Mar 24, 2015 by Sci-News.com

New research led by Dr Hauke Marquardt of the University of Bayreuth, Germany, suggests the existence of a previously unknown superviscous layer inside our planet: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets 3 times stiffer. Such a layer may explain why tectonic plate slabs seem to pool at 930 miles (1,500 km) under Indonesia and South America’s Pacific coast. A simplified image of a slab from one of Earth’s tectonic plates sinking through the...

Mar 23, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A 400 km-wide (250 mile-wide) impact basin from a massive asteroid that broke in two moments before it slammed into our planet has been found in north-eastern...

Feb 10, 2015 by Sci-News.com

An international team of geologists, headed by Prof Xiaodong Song from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Nanjing University in China,...

Feb 3, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A team of geologists led by Dr Brenda Buck from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas has discovered naturally occurring asbestos minerals in Clark County...

Jan 17, 2015 by Sci-News.com

A golf-ball sized chunk of rock with at least 30,000 diamonds has been found in the Udachnaya diamond mine in Yakutia, according to a team of scientists...

Dec 15, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A massive volcanic eruption in what is now India about 250,000 years before the cataclysmic Chicxulub asteroid impact may have played a role in the extinction...

Oct 31, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a team of researchers led by Dr Brian Monteleone of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Earth’s oceans have likely existed since...

Aug 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

According to a new study led by Dr Joanne Whittaker of the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, the Australia’s...

Jun 28, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Scientists at Monash University have announced the discovery of three previously unrecorded ancient volcanoes in the Hamilton area of the Newer Volcanics...