Posts treating: "Earth"
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
How is it that Earth developed an atmosphere that made the development of life possible? A study published in the journal Nature Geoscience links the origins of Earth’s nitrogen-rich atmosphere to the same tectonic forces that drive mountain-building and volcanism on our planet. It goes some way to explaining why, compared to our nearest neighbours,
ASU hosting Earth and Space Exploration Day
Saturday, October 25, 2014 (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.)
LOCATION: Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building IV (ISTB 4), Arizona State University, Tempe
Earth and Space Exploration day is a free annual fall event hosted by the School of Earth and Space Exploration (SESE) on ASU’s Tempe campus inside/outside ISTB 4.
The SESE community offers
The ants which scuttle by between our toes
Dissolve the min’rals of the Earth we tread
The calcic feldspar, slipped under their nose
Ten trillion insects weather, pit, and shred.
The Himalayan mountains cool the Earth
Though mangroves and the grasses do their part,
But ants may do what was the work of turf
By min’ralizing CO2, they start
Evaporating seas in Neogene
Drying the Earth
Sooo, Earth Science Week is coming to a close and it’s time to announce the answers to our film quiz! Thanks to all that took part, the winner of the coveted USB stick is Helen! So, … Continue reading
With Earth Science Week ending, we’ve compiled and created a little video recapping a successful #EarthScienceWeek here at the UGS! The Utah Geological Survey hosts hands-on activities for school groups (usually 4th and 5th graders) during October. Check it
colored-sand-and-unity-sand-ceremony.com The Earth formed more than 4.5 billion years ago. As the planet cooled, a new solid crust formed. The crust is only 8 kilometers thick under the oceans (oceanic crust) and about 32 kilometers thick under the continents (continental crust). READ
Day three of Earth Science Week is nearly over, and geowalks, events and talks have been going on across the country! Visit our website for what’s still coming up. Online, we’ve been holding Ask a … Continue reading
Day 2 of Earth Science Week saw events happening across the country, from Fort William to Northern Ireland, as well continued coverage of our #100geosites project. Don’t forget, as well as the 100 sites on the … Continue reading
"Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science
by Nick Eyles and Andrew D. Miall – Department of Earth Sciences, University of Toronto In 2010, we published what is now a best-selling (and award-winning) book Canada Rocks-The Geologic Journey aimed at telling the dramatic story for a public audience of how Canada (and North America) has evolved over the last 4 billion years. It
What a great way to end Earth Science Week! For those of you within driving distance of Modesto Junior College, may I encourage you to check out our celebration of science this coming weekend! The event is a fundraiser for our soon-to-open Great Valley Museum, which is destined to be the go-to place for learning about the rather incredible natural science of our gigantic Central Valley.
Earth Science Week is nearly upon us, and there’s a huge range of activities going on across the UK & Ireland! There’s also lots going on online, including a brand new project we’re really excited about…. … Continue reading
Somehow I woke up, managed to remember that a lunar eclipse was happening, and staggered outside to snap a large number of badly focused pictures, and caught just a few of this morning's lunar eclipse.
This eclipse is described as a "Blood Moon" because a bit of the red from sunrises around the Earth are refracting onto the Moon's surface. This particular lunar eclipse is unusual in that
What would the Earth look like if we could drain the oceans? Scripps Institution of Oceanography and others have created a new map of Earth’s seafloor, that is at least twice as detailed and accurate as the previous seafloor map made nearly 20 years
This month, Mars remains in the southwest at dusk this month as it pulls away from Antares in Scorpius. Mars continues to fade a little each night as Earth continues to leave it farther behind. Saturn drops into the Sun’s … Continue reading
Here is a very interesting read for your afternoon. Have humans created the next chapter in Earth’s geologic history through our relationship and interactions with our environment? Check it out! smithsonianmag.com If you know how to read it, the face of a cliff can be as compelling as the latest bestselling novel. Each layer of
Impact breccia, or “impactite” is a rare rock type produced by the impact of an asteroid with the Earth. Large impacts can crush millions of tons of rock and scatter the debris over large areas. If this debris is lithified it can become an impact
Recently, I got a rare opportunity hunt for fossils in the Waldron Shale and a number of fossils were found. Nothing earth shattering but it was fun to get out after a long absence to poke around and see some familiar fossil friends.
This first image is of a fragment of a Trimerus trilobite pygidium. Not sure if it is all there in at least one lobe is and probably also the middle section
Philippus Theophrastus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), better known as Paracelsus, is considered one of the most important mystics and physicians of all times. Some myths even claim he got his medical knowledge from the devil himself; in fact he studied the subterranean realm of earth to understand its effects on human health – one
For a while, now, I’ve planned a series on the kind of creationists who like to run around calling themselves geologists and invade GSA meetings under false pretenses. People like Steven...
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