Earth Sciences

Earth Sciences (also referred to as Geosciences), which deals with basic issues surrounding our planet, plays a vital role in the area of energy and raw materials supply.

Earth Sciences comprises subjects such as geology, geography, geological informatics, paleontology, mineralogy, petrography, crystallography, geophysics, geodesy, glaciology, cartography, photogrammetry, meteorology and seismology, early-warning systems, earthquake research and polar research.

Ancient source of oxygen for life hidden deep in the Earth’s crust

Scientists at Newcastle University have uncovered a source of oxygen that may have influenced the evolution of life before the advent of photosynthesis. The pioneering research project, led by Newcastle…

How did Earth avoid a Mars-like fate?

Ancient rocks hold clues. New paleomagnetic research suggests Earth’s solid inner core formed 550 million years ago and restored our planet’s magnetic field. Approximately 1,800 miles beneath our feet, swirling…

Off-axis high-temperature hydrothermal field discovered at the East Pacific Rise 9°54’N

The first-known, off-axis, high-temperature deep-sea hydrothermal vents along a portion of the northern East Pacific Rise are hotter and cover more area than any other hydrothermal vents studied to date…

Researcher links real encounter with ‘milky seas’ to satellite pictures

CSU researcher offers first observations of milky seas observed from the Earth’s surface, and from space at the same time. Milky seas – the rare phenomenon of glowing areas on…

Coastal glacier retreat linked to climate change

More of the world’s coastal glaciers are melting faster than ever, but exactly what’s triggering the large-scale retreat has been difficult to pin down because of natural fluctuations in the…

Rare deep-sea brine pools discovered in Red Sea

These newly discovered extreme environments offer clues on extraterrestrial life and may hold potential cancer-fighting compounds. Researchers at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science…

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