Volcanoes at fault if the Earth slips

Journal Reference: Susumu Shibutani, Weiren Lin, Koichiro Sado, Akihiro Aizawa, Katsuaki Koike. An Ancient >200 m Cumulative Normal Faulting Displacement Along the Futagawa Fault Dextrally Ruptured During the 2016 Kumamoto, Japan, Earthquake Identified by a Multiborehole Drilling Program. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 2022; 23 (1) DOI: 10.1029/2021GC009966 An investigation of earth displaced by the series of quakes … Read more

What a toxic inferno like Venus can tell us about Earth

What a toxic inferno like Venus can tell us about

article This global view of the surface of Venus was created using data from NASA’s Magellan spacecraft with data gaps filled in with Pioneer Venus Orbiter data. The simulated hues are based on color images recorded by the Soviet Venera 13 and 14 spacecraft. Venus is a fiery world with sulfuric acid clouds and a … Read more

Meteorites that helped form Earth may have formed in the outer solar system

Journal Reference: H. Kurokawa, T. Shibuya, Y. Sekine, B. L. Ehlmann, F. Usui, S. Kikuchi, M. Yoda. Distant Formation and Differentiation of Outer Main Belt Asteroids and Carbonaceous Chondrite Parent Bodies. AGU Advances, 2022; 3 (1) DOI: 10.1029/2021AV000568 As the Sun grew dense enough to initiate nuclear fusion reactions and become a star, it scavenged … Read more

The ‘Worm Moon’ In Photos: See Winter’s Third And Final Full Moon Light-Up Earth, Space And NASA’s ‘Moon Rocket’

The ‘Worm Moon In Photos See Winters Third And Final

The full “Worm Moon” rising in Cardiff, Wales on Friday, March 18, 2022. Jamie Carter Did you see the full “Worm Moon” this week? The third and final full Moon of winter, the “Worm Moon” comes just a few days before the vernal or northward equinox on Sunday, March 20, 2022, which signals the beginning … Read more

Cutting HFCs to cool the Earth

Journal Reference: Purohit, P., Borgford-Parnell, N., Klimont, Z., and Höglund-Isaksson, L. Achieving Paris climate goals calls for increasing ambition of the Kigali Amendment. Nature Climate Change, 2022 DOI: 10.1038/s41558-022-01310-y An air conditioner may freshen the atmosphere in your home, but in doing so, it is probably degrading the atmosphere of Earth. Along with other cooling … Read more

‘Seafloor fertilizer manufacturing facility’ helped breathe life into Earth

Journal Reference: Alcott, L.J., Mills, B.J.W., Bekker, A. et al. Earth’s Great Oxidation Event facilitated by the rise of sedimentary phosphorus recycling. Nat. Geosci., 2022 DOI: 10.1038/s41561-022-00906-5 The first major rise in oxygen levels on the Earth took place roughly 2.4 to 2.2 billion years ago during the early stage of the Great Oxidation Event. … Read more

The Future of the Low Earth Orbit Space Economy

The Future of the Low Earth Orbit Space Economy scaled

As the New Space sector becomes more robust, various industries are looking to push what is possible and encourage an innovative future that will allow humans to explore deeper into space. However, before we get to that future, we’ll need to build upon the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) space economy that will serve as the … Read more

New technique unlocks ancient history of Earth from grains of sand

Journal Reference: M. Barham, C.L. Kirkland, A.D. Handoko. Understanding ancient tectonic settings through detrital zircon analysis. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2022; 583: 117425 DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2022.117425 Lead researcher Dr Milo Barham, from the Timescales of Mineral Systems Group within Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said the team devised a metric, which determines the … Read more

NASA: Asteroid, larger than Burj Khalifa skyscraper, heading for Earth at 26800 mph

NASA Asteroid larger than Burj Khalifa skyscraper heading for Earth

A ‘potentially hazardous’ asteroid is making its way towards Earth, NASA says, but is this the time to worry? We are a just week away from yet another large asteroid that will make a close approach to Earth and it has been categorised as “potentially hazardous” by NASA. The Near-Earth asteroid has been named Asteroid … Read more

Sensor breakthrough paves way for groundbreaking map of world under Earth surface

Journal Reference: Stray, B., Lamb, A., Kaushik, A. et al. Quantum sensing for gravity cartography. Nature, 2022 DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04315-3 University of Birmingham researchers from the UK National Quantum Technology Hub in Sensors and Timing have reported their achievement in Nature. It is the first in the world for a quantum gravity gradiometer outside of laboratory … Read more

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