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NASA's Van Allen Probes Find Human-Made Bubble Shrouding Earth
Humans Created a Protective Bubble Around Earth (Even If We Didn't Mean To) | Big Think
the mountains are covered with snow and trees in the foreground is a clear blue sky
Snow and rain tug on earthquake faults in California
ON THE REBOUND Weighed down with water during wet winters, California’s northern mountain ranges — like the Sierra Nevada, shown — rebound during dry summers. This seasonal flexing leads to an uptick in small quakes along some faults, new research finds. ~~ Bill_Dally/iStockphoto
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Cool Jobs: Bringing caves' dark secrets to light
Cool Jobs: Bringing caves' dark secrets to light. These scientists study caves to learn about geology, climate and life at extremes — possibly even in space
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Distant earthquakes can cause underwater landslides | Geology Page
Distant earthquakes can cause underwater landslides | Geology Page
the lava is glowing red and orange as it erupts
'Bulges' in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions | Geology Page
'Bulges' in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions | Geology Page
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The 8 Hottest Places on Earth
While two-thirds of the earth is covered in water, a full third of the remaining land (that's one-ninth of the total!) is nearly uninhabitable desert. As it turns out, all of the world's hottest places lie in that harsh environment.
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Signs of past California 'mega-quakes' show danger of the Big One on San Andreas Fault | Geology Page
Signs of past California 'mega-quakes' show danger of the Big One on San Andreas Fault | Geology Page
two views of the ocean from space, one showing land and another showing landforms
Ghostly Satellite Images Show Thick Fog Snaking into Strait of Juan de Fuca
Ghostly Satellite Images Show Thick Fog Snaking into Strait of Juan de Fuca
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Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?
Brrr! How Much Can Temperatures Drop During a Total Solar Eclipse?
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What Will Happen to Earth When the Sun Dies?
What Will Happen to Earth When the Sun Dies?
an image of the earth with magnets in it's core and surrounding layers
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There's a Jet Stream Churning in the Earth's Core. Satellite observations of the Earth's magnetic field reveal a fast-moving stream of metal deep inside the planet. - Seeker
an aerial view of some colorful objects in the blue water with yellow and purple lines
Ancient Arctic ‘gas’ melt triggered enormous seafloor explosions
Ancient Arctic ‘gas’ melt triggered enormous seafloor explosions Telltale monster craters reveal a violent side to melting ice — one that could repeat soon.
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Earth may have been shaped like a donut at one point in time
Earth may have been shaped like a donut at one point in time. The new synestia theory proposes a new type of planetary object and another theory for how the Moon formed.
an artist's rendering of what the planet could look like if it were in space
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Baby Moon-Birthing Collision Slapped Earth Sideways The impact that formed the moon was a very violent and dizzying time for our planet. - Seeker
an illustration of a volcano spewing out lava into the sky over a body of water
Magma stored under volcanoes is mostly solid
Analysis of crystals found in lava suggests shift to molten goo occurs close to eruption UP AND OUT Seven hundred years ago, a New Zealand volcano (a 19th century eruption is illustrated here) spewed out seven zircon crystals that are providing a peek at the state of magma in underground chambers. ~~ Charles Blomfield