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Huge `basin-forming` impact from asteroid behind Mercury’s wobbly orbit

Scientists believe that Mercury’s wobbly orbit could have been caused by an asteroid impact so huge that it left a basin in the planet’s surface Continue reading “Huge `basin-forming` impact from asteroid behind Mercury’s wobbly orbit” »  More...

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By BioNews On Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
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New images of Pacific Ocean capture destruction of underwater mountains

New images from the depths of the Pacific Ocean have revealed the destruction of massive underwater mountains as one of Earth’s most violent processes Continue reading “New images of Pacific Ocean capture More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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Dead sea died 120,000 years ago

Sediments found after drilling into the core of the Dead Sea have revealed that the lake almost disappeared 120,000 years ago Continue reading “Dead sea died 120,000 years ago” »  More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, December 6th, 2011
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Early Earth may have been more vulnerable to catastrophic glaciation

Early earth may have been more vulnerable to catastrophic deep freezes than previously thought, a new study has revealed Continue reading “Early Earth may have been more vulnerable to catastrophic glaciation” More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Antarctic ice sheet formed by fall in carbon dioxide levels

Studies of molecules from ancient algae found in deep-sea core samples suggest that the Antarctic ice sheet was formed due to a drop in carbon dioxide levels Continue reading “Antarctic ice sheet formed by More...

By BioNews On Friday, December 2nd, 2011
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Earth did not always have oxygen since inception

An international team of researchers has found that the appearance of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere probably did not occur as a single event Continue reading “Earth did not always have oxygen since inception” More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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Earth flips its polarity after every 200,000 to 300,000 years

Magnetic pole reversal is a common phenomenon, which occurs on Earth, gradually over the millennia Continue reading “Earth flips its polarity after every 200,000 to 300,000 years” »  More...

By BioNews On Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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Oldest minerals help make key discovery about early Earth’s atmosphere

In a new study funded by NASA, scientists have used the oldest minerals on Earth to reconstruct the atmospheric conditions present on Earth very soon after its birth Continue reading “Oldest minerals help More...

By BioNews On Thursday, November 24th, 2011
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Earth’s outer core ‘poor in oxygen’

Oxygen is the most abundant element in the planet, so it is not unreasonable to expect that it might be one of the dominant “light elements” in the core Continue reading “Earth’s outer core ‘poor in More...

By BioNews On Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011
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Nest of baby dinosaurs found in Mongolia

A University of Rhode Island paleontologist has described a large nest of juvenile Protoceratops andrewsi dinosaurs – first of this genus ever found – from Mongolia Continue reading “Nest of baby More...