Geophysics News

Apr 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

A huge asteroid, up to five times larger than the rock thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs, crashed into Earth more than 3 billion years ago, say researchers Dr Norman Sleep and Dr Donald Lowe from Stanford University. A graphical representation of the size of the dinosaur-killing Chicxulub asteroid, and the crater it created, compared to an asteroid thought to have hit the Earth 3.26 billion years ago and the size of the crater it may have generated....

Mar 11, 2014 by Sci-News.com

New research, reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggests that the steam and heat from volcanoes may have allowed many plant...

Jan 10, 2014 by Sci-News.com

In a large-scale lab and field study, a multinational team of researchers has revealed the origins of huge underwater waves. This satellite image shows...

Jan 4, 2014 by Sci-News.com

Earthquake lights – a rare luminous phenomenon that appears in the sky during or before seismic activity or volcanic eruptions – are more likely...

Nov 18, 2013 by Sci-News.com

U.S. seismologists have made a surprising discovery near Mount Sidley in Marie Byrd Land, Antarctica – an active volcano smoldering under 1.2 km...

Nov 6, 2013 by Sci-News.com

A new study published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences correlates 93 small earthquakes near Snyder, Texas between 2009...

Oct 8, 2013 by Sci-News.com

New research, reported in the Geophysical Research Letters, changes our understanding of how the Hawaiian Islands formed. Haleakala Crater in East Maui...

Oct 7, 2013 by Sci-News.com

According to new research reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, water vapor changes in the stratosphere contribute to warmer...

Oct 7, 2013 by Sci-News.com

In a new paper published in the journal Nature Geoscience, British researchers have reported the discovery of giant ice channels beneath the floating Filchner-Ronne...