Tagged With Geology

New maps reveal details about the size and shape of Earth's lost 8th continent, Zealandia, which disappeared under the Pacific Ocean


Earth's magnetic field first formed thanks to a magma ocean, research shows. That means more planets in the universe could have atmospheres than we thought.


A chunk of the Earth's magnetic field is weakening, which could wreak havoc on some satellites



The most detailed map of the moon's geology ever released may help astronauts explore the lunar surface


Scientists pinpointed the oldest meteor crater ever found. When the space rock struck Australia 2.2 billion years ago, it ended a global ice age.


One of the biggest meteorite crashes in Earth's history flung debris across 3 continents 800,000 years ago. Scientists finally found the crater.



At least 16 people are dead after a New Zealand volcano erupted. Experts say the disaster was not predictable, despite warning signs.


A lost 8th continent is hidden nearly 1,000 miles under Europe, new research shows. Scientists named it 'Greater Adria.'


Incredible videos show California's biggest earthquake in 20 years rippling across North America


Scientists have discovered a mysterious lump on the moon's far side, and it's 5 times bigger than Hawaii's Big Island


Scientists have discovered a cave that may be the largest in Canada, and it's never been seen before by humans


NASA's new Mars mission just landed — and it could reveal why Earth is habitable but the red planet is not



NASA's InSight robot is about to land on Mars. Here's how it might survive '7 minutes of terror' and make incredible discoveries about the red planet — and Earth, too.


There's a chunk of the Grand Canyon in Tasmania


The biggest meteorites in history that have plummeted to Earth and survived


The moon has ice on its surface in hundreds of places — and it could be the 'first step in building a space economy'



There are over a quadrillion tons of diamonds lurking 100 miles below the Earth's surface, according to scientists


Each year the US government asks 10 simple questions to test the public's knowledge of science. Can you correctly answer them all?


The White House lawn has developed a mysterious sinkhole that's 'growing larger by the day'


Geologists take burning-hot lava samples from active volcanoes -- here's how they do it without getting hurt